How Is the Holy Spirit Dove Depicted in Graphics?


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The dove representing the Holy Spirit is depicted as white, often with its wings spread in flight or descending upon Jesus at his baptism. Sometimes artists present the Holy Spirit dove being released from outstretched hands. An iconic graphic is the dove with an olive branch in its mouth.

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The graphic of the dove carrying an olive branch to Noah symbolizes peace. Graphics that interpret the annunciation represent the Holy Spirit dove descending toward the Virgin Mary on rays of light shining down upon her as from heaven. Some graphics show the dove inside a circle from which beams of light shine.

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