Jesus Heals the Woman with the Flow of Blood

12th-13th century
Mosaic
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily

This episode occurs while Jesus is going with a large crowd to the home of a synagogue official. A woman in the crowd touches the hem of his garment in hopes of curing an "issue of blood." The blood stops flowing, and Jesus tells her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole." (See Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48.")

In the mosaic, as in others like it in the cathedral, Jesus carries a scroll in his left hand and blesses the invalid with his right.

The inscription above reads MULIER FLUXUM SANGUINIS HABENS FIMBRIAM VESTIMENTI IESU TANGIT ET AB IPSA INFIRMITATE SANATUR, "The woman having a flow of blood touches the hem of Jesus' garment and is cured of that infirmity."

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.