Monthly Archives: March 2013

Christian Unity

Last week, Pope Francis held several historic meetings. One was a meeting between Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I and a representative of the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.  Each of them gave him an icon as a gift.  I believe that he … Continue reading

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(Vatican Radio) Homily of the Holy Father at the Inauguration of his Papal Ministry 19 March 2013: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the…

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Beloved by God

I was at the coast last week, enjoying a few days relaxing with friends.   We ate, talked, prayed, walked, watched movies, read, and enjoyed some beautiful weather together.  The air was so clear that one could see the curve … Continue reading

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This is the first photograph, the first glimpse I have had of our new Pope. I cannot express what an impression this has made on me.

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The Stranger

This was one of those seemingly endless “forwards” that I received recently from a friend.  I don’t know where it originated from, but thought it was interesting. It certainly fits in well with my own philosophy, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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The Virgin of the Sign

This is the most recent icon which I have completed. It is done in egg tempera on a piece of mat board, with a few layers of gesso (a substance like plaster) applied to make a smoother surface.  It is … Continue reading

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Practice with the Dogs

I have a new camera, and I needed some practice with it.   Why not put bunny ears on the dogs, I thought, and make Easter cards for my mother with her own grand-dogs on them.   It will bring … Continue reading

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