Tag Archives: Devotion

Stillgrimage-Taking a Pilgrimage Near Home

Venture to a sacred site, and we respond on a soul level. How can we not change after a pilgrimage to Rome and delving into the lives of the apostles or to Bethlehem and visualize the birth of Jesus while striving to emotionally grasp its significance? Since ancient times, people have found that, if we […]

Marian Devotion through Art

“Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Francesco Botticini, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Mary Cassatt, and Salvador Dali. The world’s greatest fine artists, along with thousands who are lesser known, felt the need to reveal their vision of the Virgin Mary through art. Whether painted with oil on canvas or carved in marble, more artwork has been created of Mary […]

Sacred Icons

Icons are a specific type of fine art that date back to the Byzantine Empire. These works of devotion are as rich in history as they are in symbolism, incorporating Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern influences. Typically, they are a one-dimensional portrait of a holy person. They are believed to physically bring the viewer closer to […]