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
In the first three centuries after Christ, communities in the middle east had many wise mystics who made their insights public to Coverts, pilgrims and seekers. Stylite towers were about six to ten feet high, erected in the center of town. The eccentric local mystic sat for long hours, waiting, doing nothing. A pillar saint or mystic would sit on a platform a few meters square, preaching, fasting and praying. His conversations were open debate and available to anyone willing to listen. These ... Read More about Contemplatives like pillar Saints are Interesting.
The Mystical Supper is considered a historical event. The liturgy of the Eucharist is based on the biblical text.For this icon, I used the prototype image from Andrei Rublev’s famous Last Supper Icon. The design, balance, and harmony in his original creation of the icon is unmatched. Liturgically, the Eucharist is arranged by word and message to invite all to the table, where the invisible is made visible. Mystikos is the Greek word for "the secret one." The Eucharist is a principle and ... Read More about In the Last Supper Icon, Who is guilty of betrayal?
I have been writing books during the pandemic! Two of them are Parallel text books, lay out in parallel paragraphs of Spanish and English. 12 travel stories, 1400 words each. The bilingual books are written for comparative style translation, not to mention the wonderful events and their conclusion. The third book is a collection of classic and contemporary Mary, the mother of God, images in Iconography. The Three Imaginative Books in Spanish by Mary Jane Miller have been very well received and ... Read More about Three Imaginative Books in Spanish by Mary Jane Miller