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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)


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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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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St. Brigid

February 2013 cover

Our February artist, Anna Pierlot, is a student at Campion University in Australia. Her free time is consumed by art, writing, and a philosophy club that she began with her friends. Below are selections from an interview; read more at What is this piece about? This piece depicts St. Brigid, patron of Ireland (along with St. Patrick). She is often shown holding a reed cross, a crozier of the sort used by abbots, along with some source of fire or light. Fire ... (Continue reading)

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Spring thaw, Eel’s Creek

January 2013 cover

Our January 2013 cover artist, Francis Dvorak, holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. He studied painting under Michael John Angel, a student of Pietro Annigoni. He resides in Toronto and has a studio in North Kawartha, Ontario. What is this piece about? This piece is called “Spring thaw, Eel’s Creek.” is is one of my favourite spots on Eel’s Creek and I love to return there at different times of the year. is was done in early spring, when the ice is starting to break up and flow. ... (Continue reading)

The Holy Family

December 2012 cover

Our December 2012 cover artist, Janusz Charczuk, is originally from Poland, where he graduated from the Technical University of Gdansk with a Master’s in Architecture. His studies encompassed the fine arts, including the principles of architectural forms, composition, freehand drawing, painting, sculpture, and the history of art. Janusz immigrated to Canada in 1985, where he worked as an architect, and began painting icons about fifteen years ago. His work, which is available for purchase, can be viewed at What is this piece ... (Continue reading)

Fall trees

November 2012 cover

Our November 2012 cover artist, Anne-Marie Doyle, lives in Toronto, selling pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice coffee and finishing her last semester of English Literature studies. She is slowly working toward fluency in the language of charcoal and oils, and hopes to spend a few years training with master painters (if she can sell enough pumpkin pie to pay for it). In the meantime, Christ is teaching her about Himself so that she has something worth speaking about in the ... (Continue reading)

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Andre and Joseph

October 2012 cover

Our October 2012 cover artist, Annalicia DiLollo, has lived in Europe, Canada, and the US; currently she is attending The Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. In addition to painting she enjoys reading, writing, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, and spending time with friends. When did you start painting? I always drew when I was little and I suppose I painted with kid paints. But then my first oil painting experience was my family was on ... (Continue reading)

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