Art St. Luke and the Virgin Mary

St. Luke and the Virgin Mary

Happy Feast Day! Today, we celebrate St. Luke, one of the four evangelists who wrote the four books that comprises of the gospel! So, who is St. Luke? That’s a good question! So, in honor of today, I would like to look at him as an evangelist, an artist, and then look at how artists …

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Art A Touch of Sorrow in Joy

A Touch of Sorrow in Joy

I saw this picture of the Annunciation the other day, and my jaw dropped. Had I not already picked all the gorgeous pictures in my upcoming book about the Joyful Mysteries, I would be tempted to put this one in as well! Isn’t it beautiful?! First of all, one of the amusing things about this …

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Art The Greatest Story Ever Told – In Art

The Greatest Story Ever Told – In Art

One of the most beautiful thing about medieval religious artwork is that the artists were not constricted by moments of time. They had absolutely no qualms putting different moments into the same artwork so that the art, instead of displaying only one pivotal moment, stretched across time into a panorama displaying the gospel in a …

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Art All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Last week was busy, to put it mildly! All the humans were sick with a nasty cold. To make matters even more complicated, our 11-year-old cat, who is normally the resilient one in our merry band, got very sick! Not eating, not drinking, limp tail, no energy… you name it, he had it! We were …

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News The Rosary – Past, Present, and Future

The Rosary – Past, Present, and Future

It’s October 7, or the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary! So, it seems like as good of a time as any to talk about the Rosary and how it has touched my life in the past, is touching my life even now, and how it will — God-willing! — continue to touch my life! …

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Art The Skull at the Foot of the Cross

The Skull at the Foot of the Cross

The Passion is one of the most important moments to us, as Christians, in the gospel. After all, it is the moment in which Christ offers up Himself as a sacrifice for us! There are a lot of little moments that occur across scripture that foretell of the Passion, a lot of details in all …

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Art St. Michael with a Gun

St. Michael with a Gun

Happy Michaelmas, everyone! The first time that I heard of Michaelmas was actually while reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A ball was supposed to be held slightly before Michaelmas, and honestly I had no idea when it was or what the big deal . Well, apparently Michaelmas is today, September 29! And it’s a feast …

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Art Little Art Details

Little Art Details

One of the reasons why I love looking at classic religious art pieces is that you can examine them for months and still find something new. Take this picture, which was originally made by Raphael, who then gave it to some of the students in his workshop that he taught to paint it: Now, I …

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Art A Defense of the Late Laborers

A Defense of the Late Laborers

I have to say, I don’t really like yesterday’s gospel. At all. Honestly, I get a little mad thinking how upset the day laborers who spent twelve hours toiling… but they were not subject to any generosity. Instead, they got to see everybody else get something extra, where they got nothing extra. I mean, just …

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Art To Be Called By Christ

To Be Called By Christ

Happy feast day! Today, we celebrate one of the gospel writers, St. Matthew! Formerly a tax collector, Jesus called him out of his luxurious life and into greatness. Here is the gospel which describes how this calling took place: One of the most brilliant pieces of art that depicts this event is by Caravaggio. Jesus …

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