Tag Archives: Mary

Presenting to the Father What Belongs to Him

After the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph followed their obligation to Hebrew Law and journeyed to Jerusalem. At great physical and financial challenge, they went to the temple for purification, to offer sacrifices, and present Jesus to the Lord. Scripture says, “They brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, (as […]

Mini Mary Garden

My outside Mary garden is too cold to sit in at this time of year, so I created a little one for my desk. Being near it while meditating on the rosary or a scripture passage is peaceful. And I’m enjoying looking at it while working. I started with an interestingly shaped container from a […]

When Down, Look Up

Around 350 million people suffer from depression. In recent years I’ve counted myself in that number. Fortunately, I have more good days than bad but know the depths of sorrow. This is a common side-effect of having a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease. I’m in a perpetual state of mourning because I continuously lose a part […]

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 […]