The Eucharist is expresses in the grapes turned into blood and the bread turned into body. Our consumption leads to the fulfillment of the prophets. As we become Christ's body we are healed by grace. This piece was an experiment for me in working with a sheet of copper. I soldered the symbols of wine
As the apostles gather for the Spirits presence in their midst, the color of fire enters into their beings. The strength of the breath of the feather hovers over their destiny. New things will be accomplished with Spirit's presence. When we choose to listen, the Spirit is always speaking to us. Sacred Fire, 19″
Somehow a shaft of light breaks through and shatters the darkness in our lives. The wise ones choose to follow the star. We must always remember that our light works best in darkness. Epiphany, 35″ h X 23″ w X 1″ d
The inner design on the star portrays that Christ's Birth is repeated again and again in history. Within the context of urban, rural, small and large gatherings, the birth of Christ is happening all around us if we are but aware and accentuate the light instead of darkness. May our Christmas this year hold new
“There is no cross, big or small, in our life, which the Lord does not share with us.” Pope Francis “Where the cross is, there Christ is near.” Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger Weave our crosses into our life. This is a cross that was made from
I am going to share a picture and description of a carving that I completed recently for the 150 anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame arrival in Mankato,MN. The actual date they arrived here was Sept. 3, 1865. The following is the description: The four women on the top part of the carving
June is typically known as the month of the Sacred Heart because the feast day is in June. With heart throbs pulsating through our veins we carry on the love that has been our heritage. We encounter many different people and situations to live this love out. We feel the rhythm of its flow in
The carving, “Through the Power,” is one that was inspired when I heard the readings in Rome of Pentecost a few years ago. The reading was read in Italian. While reading along in my book in English I realized
As the train pulled into the little town of Chartres outside Paris, I could not believe my eyes. There on the horizon was a looming Gothic Cathedral. As I approached it, I was torn between seeing the sculptures outside and going inside to see the beauty of the stained glass. I wanted to be both
This carving creates the atmosphere of Christ on the water calming the storms and inviting others to enter into the net of God’s love. The piece is framed with fish.
The gospel readings during Ordinary Time, the liturgical season we are now in, speak of the calling of the disciples, the casting of nets, and the invitations to be open to healing. Some tell of the miracles performed by Jesus while other readings are of the wedding feast and how we do not fast when
Especially during this time of the year, I always think of our foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was someone who believed in educating the whole person. She used future tense in her wording and was always optimistic. Her eyes spoke of her perceptive heart and she looked on
A little over a month ago I showed the beginning of a new carving that I was working on titled “Inner Light.” Since then I have finished the piece and would like to share how it turned out.