The Annunciation Through New Eyes

Modern artist cast a new light on the Annunciation and reach a new generation who are perhaps turned off by some sentimental, pious art.     Gottfried Helnwein     The Annunciation is celebrated on March 25th.The artistic tradition continues through hundreds, why even thousands of years because modern artists are still fascinated by Mary…… Continue reading The Annunciation Through New Eyes

Worth Revisiting: Art Celebrates the Presentation

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a liturgical feast celebrated on November 21 by 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,…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Art Celebrates the Presentation

Art History Reveals The Nativity of Mary

The most important fact of her life, that Jesus was born of her, is enough to tell her whole story. What more do you want to know? What further inquire would you make concerning the Virgin? It is enough for you that she is the Mother of God. What beauty, I as you, what virtue,…… Continue reading Art History Reveals The Nativity of Mary

A Visual Feast:The Queenship of Mary

A selection of the best art and icons capturing the humility, dignity, and nobility of Mary- The Queenship of Mary. The Church accepts Revelation 12 as a reference to Mary, Israel, and the Church as a three-fold symbolism through the Book of Isaiah and affirms Mary as the mother of Jesus as the prophetic fulfilment…… Continue reading A Visual Feast:The Queenship of Mary

The Annunciation Through The Eyes Of Modern Artists

Modern artist cast a new light on the Annunciation and reach a new generation who are perhaps turned off by some sentimental, pious art.         Gottfried Helnwein The Annunciation is celebrated on March 25th.The artistic tradition continues through hundreds, why even thousands of years because modern artists are still fascinated by Mary…… Continue reading The Annunciation Through The Eyes Of Modern Artists

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…… Continue reading Artists Reveal Mary The Mother of God

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…… Continue reading Joyful Art Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Immaculate Conception:Inspiring Images and Quotes

Christians in the first centuries of the Church believed in the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
In fact, all Christians, until 500 years ago, up until and including Martin Luther, believed in the Immaculate Conception. Luther was the founder of Protestant Reformation.

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.…… Continue reading Advent Prayers and Marian Art From the Heart

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…… Continue reading Art Celebrates The Presentation of Mary

The Oldest Images of Mary

I found eight of the oldest images of Mary on a site called Church Pop One of the oldest images of Mary was found in the Catacombs and is dated around the 2nd century. A fascinating carving in stone is thought to be from the 3rd century and features the three Magi bringing gifts to the…… Continue reading The Oldest Images of Mary

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…… Continue reading Even More Images of Mary You Have Never Seen Before

The Mother of God & The Nativity Through the Eyes of Fra Filippo Lippi

Join me as I walk with the Mother of God towards the heart of God because Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Most Holy Mother of God  is the True Theotokos, the God Bearer – Dei Genitrix.         As we begin this New Year let us accompany the Mother of God in following her Son, and fall deeper…… Continue reading The Mother of God & The Nativity Through the Eyes of Fra Filippo Lippi

Presentation of the Virgin in Art

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…… Continue reading Presentation of the Virgin in Art