Illustrated Prayer came about when I was trying to figure out various ways to spread the faith to my very young children who were still learning how to talk. They were too little to pray… but I noticed that they were entranced with the various icons around the house, as well as the pamphlets and booklets lying all around that showed how to pray the Rosary — complete with pictures depicting each mystery. When I saw them flipping through these pamphlets at every possible opportunity, I began to share with them religious images and using that as a way to talk to them about Jesus.
After poring over tons of religious artwork, I felt an itch to share with everyone this beautiful religious artwork so that maybe they could fall in love with Jesus once more through these art pieces — just like I had. So, I put my webdesign skills to use and created this website… and now you’re reading it!
The Illustrated Rosary Book Series
The idea for the Illustrated Rosary came about when I was trying to pray the Rosary with my children… and failing miserably. Remembering their love for reading picture books and their enthusiasm for religious art, I assembled some of my favorite religious artworks of the mysteries of the Rosary and paired them with each prayer of the Rosary in order to make for them a picture book. After working on it for a while, I realized that what I was making was not merely a children’s book, but rather a beautiful tool that anyone — young and old — could use as a way to deepen their love of Jesus through the Rosary.
I’m a wife, stay-at-home mother, writer, graphic designer, art aficionado, and recovering biochemical engineer who just happens to love Jesus. Raised a Catholic, I drifted away from the faith in college when I studied biochemical engineering… only to confront head-on with the nihilism that all too often permeates the science community! Horrified with the soul-sucking nihilism, I searched frantically for the truth — and ended up finding my way back to the Catholic faith, where I rediscovered Jesus and His Church. I live in Washington with my awesome husband and my three lovely children.