Asian Interpretations of Mary

We are accustom to beautiful images of Mary picturing her as a white, European. However, she was from the Middle East and most likely looked Middle Eastern. Artist’s models and concepts of beauty are influenced by their culture. Now artists are emerging who are painting Mary as if she was born in their country because…… Continue reading Asian Interpretations of Mary

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

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