Procession Map

John August Swanson often called PROCESSION a visual lexicon of his work--an artwork that incorporated stories and ideas he spent a lifetime working with.

This interactive map permits you to tap or click on a detail image to see an enhanced view of that image, find the reference, and learn more about other artworks related to it.

Procession Map
Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes Moses Receives the 10 Commandments Jonah and the Big Fish Daniel in the Lions' Den Jacob's Dream David Slays Goliath Samson and Delilah The Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace Joshua at Jericho David and the Lion Moses Before the Burning Bush Adam and Eve Banished from the Garden or Eden Abraham and Isaac Joseph and His Coat Joseph Welcomes His Brothers in Egypt Ruth and Naomi Noah's Ark Moses in the Bullrushes Moses Strikes Water from the Rock Elijah and Elisha Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi with Obed The Miraculous Catch of Fish The Last Supper The Raising of Lazarus "I Was in Prison and You Came to See Me" The Wedding Feast of Cana The Baptism of Jesus Mary Magdalene Washes Jesus Feet The Flight Into Egypt The Three Kings or Wise Men The Good Shepherd The Resurrection The Annunciation The Entry Into Jerusalem Pentecost: Descent of the Holy Spirit St. Patrick, Archbishop of Armagh, Apostle of Ireland (c.389-461) St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church (c.342-420) St. Benedict, Abbot, Patriarch of Western Monks (died c.547) St. Martin, Bishop of Tours (died 397) St. Giles, Abbot (born c. 650) A Guardian Angel St. Scholastica, Abbess (died 543) St. Paul in Chains St. Rose of Lima (Peru, 1586-1617) St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Foundress of the Missionary Sisters of The Sacred Heart (1850-1917) St. Michael (in Hebrew: "Who is Like God") the Archangel Everyman (You and I) St. Cecilia, Martyr (3rd Century) St. George, Martyr, Patron and Protector of the Kingdom of England (died c. 303) Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) St. Christopher (in Greek, Christophorus, Christ Bearer") (3rd Century) St. Veronica, Early Follower of Christ St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 Hungary -1231 Germany) Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas

Moses Receives the 10 Commandments

Samson and Delilah

Judges 16:4-19

Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson, by G.F. Handel featuring Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis

David and the Lion

Moses Before the Burning Bush

Joseph Welcomes His Brothers in Egypt

Noah's Ark

Genesis 6-8

Noah's Ark Triptych (Suite of crayon sgraffito paintings) 1969
Building the Ark, The Flood, The Rainbow

Noah's Ark Triptych (Serigraphs) 1974
Building the Ark, The Flood, The Rainbow

Moses in the Bullrushes

"I Was in Prison and You Came to See Me"

Mary Magdalene Washes Jesus Feet

The Good Shepherd

St. Patrick, Archbishop of Armagh, Apostle of Ireland (c.389-461)

St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church (c.342-420)

St. Benedict, Abbot, Patriarch of Western Monks (died c.547)

St. Martin, Bishop of Tours (died 397)

St. Giles, Abbot (born c. 650)

A Guardian Angel

Entry in The Catholic Encyclopedia (1910) on Guardian Angels

Excerpt from The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1880:
Once upon a time there was a peasant woman and a very wicked woman she was. And she died and did not leave a single good deed behind. The devils caught her and plunged her into the lake of fire. So her guardian angel stood and wondered what good deed of hers he could remember to tell to God; 'She once pulled up an onion in her garden,' said he, 'and gave it to a beggar woman.' And God answered: 'You take that onion then, hold it out to her in the lake, and let her take hold and be pulled out. And if you can pull her out of the lake, let her come to Paradise, but if the onion breaks, then the woman must stay where she is.' The angel ran to the woman and held out the onion to her. 'Come,' said he, 'catch hold and I'll pull you out.' he began cautiously pulling her out. He had just pulled her right out, when the other sinners in the lake, seeing how she was being drawn out, began catching hold of her so as to be pulled out with her. But she was a very wicked woman and she began kicking them. 'I'm to be pulled out, not you. It's my onion, not yours.' As soon as she said that, the onion broke. And the woman fell into the lake and she is burning there to this day. So the angel wept and went away.

St. Scholastica, Abbess (died 543)

St. Paul in Chains

St. Rose of Lima (Peru, 1586-1617)

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Foundress of the Missionary Sisters of The Sacred Heart (1850-1917)

St. George, Martyr, Patron and Protector of the Kingdom of England (died c. 303)

St. Christopher (in Greek, Christophorus, Christ Bearer") (3rd Century)

St. Veronica, Early Follower of Christ

St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 Hungary -1231 Germany)

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas