Pictures for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

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

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


Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, detail

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow (1788–1862)

The Parable of Wise and Foolish Virgins (unfinished) - Cornelius

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Peter von Cornelius (1783–1867)

The Parable of the Ten Virgins (section) - Traquair

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852–1936)


Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Unidentified, approximately 1170

Wisdom as a strong, lovely young woman

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Robert Lewis Reid (1862–1929)

Widsom (Sophia)

Artwork from a medieval codex depicting Hildegard of Bingen's vision of Ecclesia and Sophia
Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Meister des Hildegardis-Codex, 1165


Clever Bridesmaids

Artist:      Dr. He Qi
License:   Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License

The Ten Young Women

Attribution:      JESUS MAFA. The Ten Young Women, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 30, 2017]. Original source: (contact page:

"Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins" - Richters

Reliefs placed at the Mattheüskerk at the Hendrika van Tussenbroeklaan in Utrecht.
Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Han Richters )1953)

Line Art

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins - Blake

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      William Blake (1757–1827)

Parable of the Ten Virgins

Artist:      Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Oil lamp

Source:    Wikimedia
License:   Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Oil lamps and spare oil

Source: Detail from

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