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A Christmas Carol

December 2013 cover

Our December artist, Ben Hastings, is the sixth of ten children and was raised in Texas hill country and grew to adulthood in Alaska. He was baptized Catholic at fourteen and studied the liberal arts and the fine arts in college. He is thirty-three and currently living in North Carolina where he earns a living at the supermarket and works privately on art. Ben’s art can be seen at etsy.com/shop/TheBullandtheBristle. What is this piece about? This drawing illustrates a scene from A ... (Continue reading)

St. James the Greater

September 2013 cover

Our September artist Andrew Wilson Smith is a freelance sculptor and stone carver, working in a variety of media including cast bronze, plaster, and stone. Mr. Smith has completed a number of sculpture commissions in both sacred and secular settings. In addition to his work as an artist, Mr. Smith is deeply involved in teaching and promoting Liberal Arts education. Beginning in the fall of 2013, Mr. Smith will number himself among the founding faculty of Gregory the Great Academy, ... (Continue reading)

St. Therese

October 2013 cover

Our October artist Sheila Diemert is an artist living and working in Kitchener, Ontario. She enjoys creating art that is uplifting and positive and paintings that have meaning for the owners: portraits of people they know and love or places they have been to or hope to visit one day. She paints flora, landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. What is this piece about? St. Thérèse said, “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth” and “I will let fall from heaven ... (Continue reading)

Poppies

November 2013 cover

Our November cover artist, Sheila Diemert, lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario. She enjoys creating art that is uplifting and positive and paintings that have meaning for the owners: portraits of people they know and love or places they have been to or hope to visit one day. She paints flora, landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Sheila was previously featured on our October 2013 cover. (Continue reading)

Cathedral

Castellino

Our July/August 2013 cover artist is Jonathan Castellino, a hobby urban archaeologist and photographer based in the city of Toronto. His photographs document the intersection of built environment and cultural landscape as it speaks to the social imagination. While focusing primarily on contemporary urban ruins, his work also tends to take a broader perspective, examining the place and meaning of these spaces in urban life. What is this piece about? This photograph is part of a series entitled “empty.vessels.” The circumstance of the ... (Continue reading)

St. Francis

June 2013 cover

Our June 2013 cover artist is Veronica Bornyi, an iconographer from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. What is this piece about? In this icon, St. Francis is depicted preaching to the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. I wished to show that by his closeness to God, St. Francis learned to enter into a relationship with creatures wild and tame alike—the way God originally intended. This relationship is based upon mutual respect, willingness to learn from each other, and unity ... (Continue reading)

Ukrainian Eggs

April back cover

In April, our artist section featured Sharon-Rose Milan, an artist and pro-life activist. What can you tell us about pysanky eggs? Every pysanky egg is supposed to tell a story; every colour and symbol represents something different. Black means eternity; red means happiness, life, hope, and spirit-awakening; green means strength and endurance; white means purity and innocence. Using four or more colors signifies family happiness, peace, and love. Pysanky eggs use colours and symbols to tell a story. So the color black ... (Continue reading)

Pastoral

May 2013 cover

Our May 2013 cover artist, Francis Dvorak, was previously featured in the January 2013 issue. (Continue reading)

Pope Francis

April 2013 cover

Our Lord said to Francis of Assisi in the great saint’s vision at San Damiano: "Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins."   Source. (Continue reading)

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Crucifixion

March 2013 cover

Our March artist, Michael D. O’Brien, was born in Ottawa in 1948 and is internationally renowned as the author of twenty books, notably the novel Father Elijah and eight other novels, which have been translated into twelve languages and widely reviewed in both secular and religious media in North America and Europe. Several of his non-fiˆction books have been published by Justin Press. His most recent is: Arriving Where We Started: faith and culture in the Post-modernist Age. O’Brien’s essays on faith and ... (Continue reading)

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