Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CHRIST PANTOKRATOR icon from the Monastery of Karakallou, Mount Athos, Greece.


Dionysius of Fourna, author of The Painter's Manual (c.1670-after 1744) was obviously no mean painter.  This beautiful icon of our Lord (120 cm x 93 cm) is from the iconostasis of the Monastery of Karakallou, Mount Athos.  They published a book of their icons which you can get here.  We don't just need to hear Christ we also need to see and to contemplate Him.  

Thursday, June 2, 2016

THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Sacred Heart of Jesus. Painter unknown, print in our friary in Raheny, Dublin.

THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

So it has been quite some time since I posted anything and I am not sure why.  Perhaps I am now turning over a new leaf.  At the moment one of the books I am reading is the Devotion to the Sacred Heart  by Fr Jean Croiset SJ.


Fr Croiset was spiritual director to St Margaret Mary Alacoque and it was he whom our Lord commissioned, through St Margaret Mary, to write this book, the original book on the devotion.  It's well worth getting and I found it clear, well-balanced and helpful.  You can get it here at Book Depository.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

STAINED GLASS WINDOW, ARDS FRIARY, CO. DONEGAL





We don't have a depiction of the Resurrection in the church here so I am posting this photo of one showing the stigmatisation of St Francis!

Monday, February 22, 2016

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, ARDS, CO. DONEGAL




Stained glass window in the sanctuary of our church here on Ards Peninsula, Co. Donegal.

Friday, April 24, 2015

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF THE HONAN CHAPEL, CORK: St Gobnait


Harry Clarke's St Gobnait window from the Honan Chapel.  Although taken by myself all images are property of the Honan Chapel.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF THE HONAN CHAPEL, CORK: St Ita




St Gobnait, by Harry Clarke.   
Although taken by myself all images are property of the Honan Chapel.

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