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New Catholic Icon

Thoughts and reflections   I have been a practicing Christian all my life and half of that time dedicated to the practice of painting (writing) icons. Biblical text, liturgy, and prayer are my source of strength and comfort, just like … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene Gospel and St Andrew

GOSPLE of MARY TEXT After Mary had said these things, she was silent, since it was up to this point that the Savior had spoken to her. Andrew responded, addressing the brothers and sisters, “Say what you will about the … Continue reading

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George Tooker

Mr. George Tooker   1923 -2011     In the 1980s  Tooker was rediscovered by a younger generation of artists, critics and curators, who embraced him as one of the most distinctive and mysterious American painters of the 20th century. Tooker … Continue reading

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May is the Month of Mary

Mary,the Saint   There are many images of her, how is one to choose.? There is Mary Eternal Grace, Mary of Mercy, Mary of the Light, Mary who births the Wonder Worker, Mary Queen of Heaven, along with; Mary of … Continue reading

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When I’m asked who is Painting Icons

It feels like someone asked how is the world today?   Even if I begin with just my name it is more than anyone wants to know. ‘My name means Mary of the Light and Jane who asks too many … Continue reading

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What is a Reliquary?

Bones Body Parts and Pieces of clothing Reliquaries became popular around the 4th century. They contained the physical remains of saints, such as bones, body parts, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. The  … Continue reading

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Copernicus and Galileo, Thier Window to Life on Earth

Copernicus and Galileo, mathematician astronomers surrounded themselves by globes, charts, and telescopes, struggled to find proof for an idea developed by seeing and thinking. Perplexed by a dilemma, should they respect the Church’s wishes and not rock the boat or … Continue reading

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