Why do I beat around the bush? I have questioned how explicitly Christian my art should be, but a few days ago I have come to see that there cannot be compromise in talking about my art. How can I forsake Christ, the source of all that is good? I have talked in convoluted and vague ways about, for … [Read more...] about No compromise
Archives for October 2021
Shortly before their first child was to arrive, Michael O'Brien and his wife decided that Michael should take the risk of becoming a full-time Christian artist. With this decision they went to Mass and Michael placed his brushes under the altar and he and Sheila consecrated their whole lives and … [Read more...] about My one and only purpose
I have come to think that iconography is the most beautiful form of art, or at least certainly more beautiful than anything I have made before. It attains visual beauty that leads to divine truth so much so that miracles occur through them. How can it be that this Divine Presence can so come to this … [Read more...] about What could approach Iconography?
Mount Calvary Midweek Dear Parishioners and Friends, In the same week we just celebrated the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Holy Rosary. The feasts fall just two days apart, as we remembered St. Faustina on Tuesday and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on Thursday. In Thursday's Mass reading, we … [Read more...] about Seek and you will find
My Mother Mary, you give me the graces which are so readily available through the death of Jesus on the cross. Give me the grace of freedom from worldly attachment. My Lord Jesus, may my only hope and purpose in the world be you. O my God, again and again how foolish I am proven to ever … [Read more...] about Each of my days you know