In 1973 in North Cameroon, Mafa Christian communities wished to have their own coherent set of African pictures of the gospel message. The beautiful results of this project are portrayed on the Jesus Mafa website.

If you wish to see the pictures go to the Catalogue page

If you wish to use the pictures for prayerful reflection/meditation, then go to the Catechesis page where you will find sequences of pictures with text. I thought the annunciation was particularly beautiful and poignant. Lovely to pray with.

Here are some of my favourites illustrations from the site:

Does anyone else find these pictures as expressive and helpful as I do?


  1. Understanding Alice  

    6 May 2009 at 21:54

    the last picutre you have there is in a pack called the christ we share... a collection of amazing pictures of Jesus and background info.
    I really like the ones you have here, its always good to look at Jesus though other peoples eyes

  2. Kath Williamson  

    7 May 2009 at 00:16

    Yes - it is a good antidote to us thinking we have God all sewn up!!! Thanks.