Jesus may be dead, but His Spirit abounds with us and in us. His teachings become revelations and paradigms for humans to orient their lives and passions. The pandemic and the news are forcing humanity to give ourselves to change and transformation. It is not comfortable, clear or easy for us to change. Looking into the icon, the spirit of death can not contain and the story is not over. Surrender is the answer. Give up your life as you know it and give your soul back to God, the creator. Is ... Read More about Is Jesus dead in the Icons of the Lamentation?
Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of abundant love, Mother who never fails to come to assist a child in need. Your hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart. Cast your compassionate eyes upon me. See the snarl of knots that exist in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the ... Read More about Radical And Contemporary Iconography Prayer To Mary, Undo Of Knots
Iconography students have extraordinary encounters with God. Recently, my icon painting group worked on the image of the Doubting Thomas. One student had just buried his beloved life partner because of a long bought with cancer. As St. Thomas reaches out to be affirmed by the risen Lord, Jeff recalled his yearning to see his friend again, to be by his side. As Thomas reaches out for validation of Christ’s continued existence, Jeff realized he is not alone. He recognized an additional dimension ... Read More about Authentic, Unpredictable, and Intimate experiences of iconography
A short distance from the historic UNESCO downtown area, in the high desert of central Mexico is a fabulous studio not to be missed. Tucked away in the colonia, surrounded by a natural garden of native plants and birds, wild and disorganized sits their studio. Large windows look out on quiet space where two people create ancient image. One partner paints with earth pigments and the other creates the silver embellishments for the finest contemporary iconography in beautiful San Miguel de ... Read More about Finest Contemporary Iconography in Beautiful San Miguel De Allende
December 11 is the feast day for stylites, or saints who lived on top of a column.They were driven to defy the laws of nature and their sinful selves. They represent committed if not eccentric spirits yearning for some other reality as they surrendered to the unknown. They chose to live without comfort, placing all their earthly desires in heaven, divine life, and even immortality. Pillar Saints embraced a life of prayer as outlandish stylites, their prayer is evidence of their perseverance. ... Read More about Pillar Saints embraced a life of prayer as outlandish Stylites