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 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 Take this picture, which was originally made by Raphael, who then gave it to some of the students in his workshop that he taught to paint it: Now, I …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 To Be With Child

To Be With Child

I just had my first ultrasound for this pregnancy today. And… great news! The baby is happy and healthy! While the technician was peering into my womb, the baby flapped its arms and curled around and cuddled with the placenta. In fact, honestly, most of the pictures of Baby weren’t that great, honestly because Baby …

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Art And where is your God?

And where is your God?

Normally, in pictures that relate to the Passion of Christ, you expect to see Christ in the forefront. After all, He died to save us, and is rightly the subject of some of the greatest art in Western civilization. Yet… in this art piece, Christ is in the background. Not only is He in the …

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Art Agony, Strength, and Surrender

Agony, Strength, and Surrender

Possibly one of the most haunting depictions of the Agony in the Garden is Bellini’s piece. Though all around the landscape seems lush, where Jesus is the landscape is barren and almost seems like he is on a different planet altogether. While the disciples sleep and men with evil designs come closer to them, Jesus …

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Art Bringing Our Children to the Lord

Bringing Our Children to the Lord

As a mother of an infant, I kind adore this picture. What can I say? Yes, it’s not the best-executed artwork of all time and in many ways the brush strokes are very simplistic. And yet, it is great. Let me explain… As related in Luke 2:22-40, Jesus’ parents bring the infant Jesus to the …

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