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Discovering a New Catholic Artist: Pavol Olsavsky

“Where Art Meets Your Soul” I enjoy discovering and promoting contemporary Catholic artists. Pavol Olsavsky III, a Slovakian-born artist, stepped out and contacted me after seeing my post, Ladislav Zaborsky: Imprisoned for His Art.  Olsavsky has been influenced mainly by this Slovakian master, who just died before Christmas 2016. I can see Zaborsky’s influence in Olsavsky’s use of brilliant colours and light. His work ranges from paintings to … Continue reading Discovering a New Catholic Artist: Pavol Olsavsky

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The Magi Sought Fearlessly, Adored Humbly

Originally posted on joy of nine9:
The Epiphany of the Lord celebrates Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles,  to us, symbolized by Christ’s manifestation to the Magi or the Wise Men. For me, Epiphany also triggers a longing for more of His presence. On Epiphany, we ask God to  not only shine His light in our hearts but to protect our homes with His light as well.… Continue reading The Magi Sought Fearlessly, Adored Humbly

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Artists Reveal Mary The Mother of God

The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is a feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary which celebrates her motherhood as the mother of Jesus Christ, Lord, Son of God. It is celebrated on 1 January, the Octave (8th) day of Christmastide. featured image by Ivanka Demchuk below right- Father John Giuliana Escultora Guadalupe de Guzmán Molina : FIGURAS DE BELÉN Virgen con el … Continue reading Artists Reveal Mary The Mother of God

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Joyful Art Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12 is the feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe.   In 1521 – Our Blessed Mother appeared to San Juan Diego on the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City. It is a marvelous story to tell children. To prove that he had really seen Mary, when Juan Diego opened his cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on December 12, Castillian roses (which were out of … Continue reading Joyful Art Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Advent Prayers and Marian Art From the Heart

God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen Our Lady of Expectation Father in heaven, our hearts … Continue reading Advent Prayers and Marian Art From the Heart

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Art Celebrates The Presentation of Mary

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a liturgical feast celebrated on November 21 by the both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.   In the apocryphal Infancy Narrative of James, Mary’s parents,  Joachim and Anne,  had been childless but received a heavenly message- they would have a child. In thanksgiving for the gift of their daughter, they brought her, when still a child, to … Continue reading Art Celebrates The Presentation of Mary

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All Saints’ Day Art and Refelctions

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 5, 1-12a – All Saints’ Day Today is All Saint’s Day, a day Catholics celebrate because we have a basic understanding that there is a powerful spiritual communion between those of us on earth and those who have died and are now in heaven. Not all saints are known; many are hidden and do not receive any attention from the Church. The … Continue reading All Saints’ Day Art and Refelctions

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Art Celebrates The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

In English, it is called The Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the official translation of the Roman Missal, while the 1973 translation called it The Triumph of the Cross. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated every year on September 14, recalls three historical events: the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the emperorConstantine; the dedication of … Continue reading Art Celebrates The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Even More Images of Mary You Have Never Seen Before

I am highlighting a handful of Marian icons, statues, and painting from over 7,992 images of the Madonna on my Mary Pinterest Board which either appeal to me or are of historical significance. I have barely scraped the surface of the vast collection of paintings of our Mother. To see more images you can visit another blog post on Marian art or my Mary Pinterest Board    … Continue reading Even More Images of Mary You Have Never Seen Before

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Awe Inspiring Stained Glass

When light shines through stained glass windows, they can lift our souls up from our own narrow miserable awareness into His Presence as we contemplate them. Light is more powerful than darkness and beautiful colourful glass works of art can touch us with a mystical, heavenly light that moves our hearts and souls towards God. No wonder stained glass windows were crafted in the Middle … Continue reading Awe Inspiring Stained Glass

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Images of Pentecost Through The Ages

  When light shines through stained glass windows, they can lift our souls up from our own narrow miserable awareness into His presence as we contemplate them. Light is more powerful than darkness and beautiful colourful glass works of art can touch us with a mystical, heavenly light that moves our hearts and souls towards God. No wonder stained glass windows were developed in the … Continue reading Images of Pentecost Through The Ages

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Modern Artists Capture the Spirit of St. Joseph

March 19th: The feast of St. Joseph St. Joseph was a worker, strong, capable but spiritual enough to see and hear messages from God. He was courageous enough act on those commands even though they went against all common sense. His young betrothed pregnant yet a virgin? A move to Egypt, the place of slavery in the minds for the Jews? How many of us … Continue reading Modern Artists Capture the Spirit of St. Joseph

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Ivanka Demchuk: From Icons to Abstract Art

Introducing A Young, Catholic, Ukrainian Artist Ivanka Demchuk Born in 1990 in Lviv Education: 2008 – finished Lviv State College of Decorative and Apply Art 2012 – finished Sacral Art department at  Lviv National Academy of Arts,  Bachelor degree 2014 – finished Sacral Art department at  Lviv National Academy of Arts,  Master degree Painting the Sacred For Modern Sensibilities  First Exhibitions: 2008  – “MystetskyiUzhynok”, Lviv … Continue reading Ivanka Demchuk: From Icons to Abstract Art

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Unique Catholic Artist- Fr. Sieger Koder

The German priest-painter, Father Sieger Köder, died in Ellwangen, Germany. on 9 February 2015 just after his 90th birthday.  He was born in Wasseralfingen in Swabia and was a prisoner of war during World War II. He participated in the Catholic Neudeutschland movement, trained as a silversmith and painter and worked as a secondary school art teacher. At 41 years old, he studied theology and … Continue reading Unique Catholic Artist- Fr. Sieger Koder