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Why are Saints Sometimes Pictured with Skulls?

Why are saints sometimes pictured with skulls?   Does that mean they are preoccupied with death? There sure seems to be an awful lot of that in old art. God bless you and your ministry. Yes, indeed, skulls make frequent appearances in Christian art, even today. I can understand your question about this practice; because, putting skulls everywhere can seem kind of morbid – especially... Read More

Art that Draws us to God

Art and the Angels Art is authentic in its essence when it draws us to God. Everything that is truly beautiful, reflects the opulence, kindness, and generosity of God. He could have made the world gray with no contrast between objects, no depth or texture. Instead, He has given us a magnificent creation so vast, varied, and profound that we could spend our entire lives exploring its creative grandeur... Read More

Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas)

December 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Christmas, Liz Estler, Praying Through Art, Solemnity

“Christ is born for us; come, let us adore him.” (Invitatory Antiphon for Christmas Day, Liturgy of the Hours) “Today our Savior is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life… Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God's own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition. Bear in mind who is your head and of whose... Read More

Saint Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for Us!

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary Solemnity Saint Joseph Spouse of the Virgin Mary Prayer to Saint Joseph Spouse of the Virgin Mary O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.  Please assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, so that, having... Read More

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