Monthly Archives: March 2012

Who are they?

I’ve been thinking about angels lately.  Guardian angels especially.  I had never much considered them before this past year, never really thought deeply about the extent of my own belief in them or what it means. Yet in looking back … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Annunciation

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation.  I continue to work on the icon, laying in the base coats, the underpainting.  With each stroke, I pray:  Hail Mary.  Full of grace.  The Lord.  Is with you . . .  As soon as … Continue reading

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Random Regional Observations

It’s been interesting to me to think about the different ways our universal Church is experienced and expressed.  We are one, yet the flavor of each region comes through in how faith is lived out and how challenges are met.  … Continue reading

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. . . as we forgive those who trespass against us.

I spent 2011 working on an icon of St. Nicholas, which I used for my Christmas card (and posted it here on my blogsite in December, to wish all of you a Merry Christmas).  In February, a brand new Catholic gift/book … Continue reading

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The Annunciation

The prototype is old, very old.  It is Russian in origin, dated from the early 12th century. It was made to be part of the altarpiece (iconostasis) in the Church of the Annunciation in Gorodisce, which was built in 1103.  … Continue reading

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from St. Theodore the Studite

People have been debating the suitability of making images for use in liturgy and prayer for centuries.  One of my favorite defenses for the making of images comes from St. Theodore the Studite, one of the Desert Fathers whose wisdom … Continue reading

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St.George is blessed

For those following the story of the St.George icon quilt, the image is being displayed at the Newman Center here in town.  This weekend during the Vigil Mass, it was blessed. St.George will be in the church for the Lenten season, witnessing … Continue reading

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Miracle on the Beach

I am beginning the drawings for an icon of a Guardian Angel. Which of course set me off thinking about angels, guardian angels, and my own experiences and beliefs.  Which brought to mind an afternoon a while back, on Bullard … Continue reading

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