Pentecost Revealed Through Art

Judson Studios St. Peter’s Basilica 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…… Continue reading Pentecost Revealed Through Art

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…… Continue reading Ivanka Demchuk: From Icons to Abstract Art

7 Quick Pinterset Takes

1 It all began at the beginning of this week when I started searching for great art for The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since then, I have spent hours this week swimming in images on Pinterset. Some images are gorgeous, Spirit saturated images which bring me into the presence of…… Continue reading 7 Quick Pinterset Takes

WOW= Words of Wisdom in 7 Quick Takes

After discovering over 20,000 pins on one incredibly rich and varied board on Pinterset yesterday, I have spent hours extricating the best images. So it makes sense to present 7 collections of my best finds in 7 quick takes, everything from icons, great art to wonderful words of wisdom. 1 stunning icons 2 personal growth memes 3 even…… Continue reading WOW= Words of Wisdom in 7 Quick Takes

An Artist Reborn: Ann Chapin’s Icons

This piece is  a interpretation of the Deposition done by Fra Bartolomeo. There were a few changes Ann made…she  added the crown of thorns down in the bottom left, and changed the face of the Virgin Mary a little. The original is in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy. About Ann Chapin Ann became Catholic…… Continue reading An Artist Reborn: Ann Chapin’s Icons

Obscure and Famous Images and Quotes: Assumption of Mary

In Revelations 12:1, right after his vision of the ark of the covenant in heaven (11:19), St. John sees a great Woman: the New Eve, the Virgin Mary, Image and Model of the Church. This verse strongly insinuates the Assumption of Mary. St. Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem, at the Council of Chalcedon (451), made known…… Continue reading Obscure and Famous Images and Quotes: Assumption of Mary

The Feast of the Transfiguration – August 6

The Transfiguration  not only reveals Christ transfigured but allows  all of us to share the cross but also His glory. Too often Catholics get stuck at the crucifixion. Yet even before the cross and resurrection, way before Pentecost, Jesus shows us His glory. It is a glory that He offers to us His children when…… Continue reading The Feast of the Transfiguration – August 6

Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

 I am joining  Jenny at  Suscipio  for Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA} I am Thankful for  a holiday with all nine kids, five kids-in-law or engaged-in-laws, two grandchildren and two unborn grandchildren. Every year we spend a week at my husband’s GRANDMOTHER’s cottage, a woman who is 100 this year!  I am now Administrator  Association of Catholic Women…… Continue reading Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

Bess Chakravarty: A Modern-day Iconogragher

I have fallen in love with icons; looking at them is not like appreciating a great painting, there is a spirit to Spirit connection that occurs. Painted in prayer, saturated with the Holy Spirit, a wordless flow of the love, light and most especially and an energizing joy fills my soul as God himself blesses…… Continue reading Bess Chakravarty: A Modern-day Iconogragher

Icons: Wordless Wisdom

The more I study icons, the more they draw me into the heart of God. Of course this is exactly the reason an iconographer prays and paints.  He paints with, through and in the Holy Spirit so that everyone who gazes on his icon with an open heart will be touched by God. Gateways to…… Continue reading Icons: Wordless Wisdom

Let These Icons Inflame Your Inner Spirit

Theses icons speak for themselves. Relax. Soak in their presence because  holy men and women painted layer after layer in between prayer and fasting. Your heart will become inflamed with the same passion as the painters themselves experienced as the Holy Spirit ministers to your heart and soul.               …… Continue reading Let These Icons Inflame Your Inner Spirit

Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

with Jenny at Suscipio Tell us what you’re thankful for…a gratitude list. Spring is finally here and my garden is growing!!! all  at once daffodils, tulips, lilacs and siberian  irises are blooming! What are you  thinking? Thoughts on nature Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,…… Continue reading Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}