Pictures for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

A selection of free-use illustrations, photographs or images based on the readings and prayers/propers in the Roman Catholic lectionary for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B.  It is part of the Lectionary Art Series.

Today's Gospel, the miracle of the loaves and fishes, has inspired many art-works.  The ones suggested below are only a sample of images available for free-use.

See Hymn Suggestions for this Sunday for more information about the readings and seasonal notes about this day, and links to other weeks.


Miracle of the Bread and Fish

Artist: Giovanni Lanfranco (1582–1647) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia

The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

Artist: James Tissot (1836–1902)
Source: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Multiplication of the loaves and fish

Artist: Ambrosius Francken (circa 1544/1545–1618)
Source: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Native Australian Loaves and Fishes window. Work in progress.

Note: At time of writing, this image is distributed via Flickr (via Instagram) and tagged as available under a Creative Commons licence - as described here.   The image has been modified slightly (allowed under this license) to remove the toolbar.  If this distribution is incorrect and the image is not freely avaiable, please contact LiturgyTools,net to have it removed.

Line art

Bread and Fish


Basket of home-made bread


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