Led By Faith and Grace

The past several months I have been working on a large project for the Archive’s of the School Sisters of Notre Dame which is newly housed at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee WI. I chose to take a quote from Mother Caroline Friess, “Led By Faith and Grace” as the direction for the carving. She was the one that was left in charge of North America after six of them arrived in New York Harbor from Munich in 1847.

Mother Caroline established many missions throughout North America to educate children. The former Provinces that she established are written on the stars with their founding date.

Led By Faith and Grace, Part of Donor Wall

Mother of the Americas

As we begin Advent this year, we look to Mary as helping us to find our way. The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated in the Church year on December 12 each year. Today millions of pilgrims visit her shrine in Mexico each year.

I appreciate the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and all who place their trust in her. I very often am drawn to create her image. This is a recent depiction that I did of her.

Mother of the Americas