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Mother of Christ! Hear thou thy people's cry, Star of the deep, and portal of the sky! Mother of Him Who thee from nothing made, Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid; Oh, by that joy which Gabriel brought to thee, Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see. - Alma Redemptoris Mater
O heavenly Patron, whose name I have the honor to bear, pray earnestly at all times to God for me; confirm me in the faith; strengthen me in virtue, defend me in the battle of life; so that, conquering the enemy of my soul, I may deserve to be rewarded with everlasting glory. Amen.
Patron, whose name I bear, be mindful of me before God. Pray for me that I may always live as I ought, that I may keep the faith and be victorious in the battle of life. Amen.
Listening to: "The Litany of the Saints" - Cathedral Singers
Reading: History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea
Watching: "The Idiot"
"How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!
When I see the heavens, the work of your hands, the moon and the stars which you arranged, what is man that you should keep him in mind, mortal man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him little less than a god; with glory and honor you crowned him, gave him power over the works of your hands, put all things under his feet." - from Psalm 8
I hope you are all doing well on this great Feast of All Saints! I thought I'd do a quickie update since I haven't posted a journal in a number of months. I'm still alive, still active, but probably more artisticly lethargic than I should be. I have lots of projects lined up, as well as a number of finished works that I haven't gotten a chance to upload yet, simply because it takes a good day of free time to write one of my little "novels" for the saint descriptions. But for those who are curious, these are the saints I have already finished but haven't uploaded. I'll get there someday, I promise!
1.) St. John the Evangelist 2.) St. John the Baptist 3.) St. Dominic 4.) St. Philomena 5.) St. Clare of Assisi 6.) St. Bernard of Clairvaux 7.) St. Louis of France 8.) St. Monica 9.) St. Thomas More 10.) St. Kateri Tekakwitha 11.) St. John Chrysostom 12.) St. Benedict of Nursia 13.) St. Scholastica
and I'll be making a St. Anthony of Egypt icon sometime soon too.
I'm actually ready to draw some Templars. I miss those guys, you know? Maybe revisit those comics again. I guess I just feel guilty for working on fun art when I have so much commissioned work to finish up (read: start). What I really want to do is some sketch portraits of the characters from Henryk Sienkiewicz's With Fire and Sword or maybe do some portraits of the Leaders of the First Crusade. Do you guys even know how long I've been waiting to make a picture of Bohemond?! (Hah, actually, I think I wrote somewhere on that picture of Alexius Comnenus that I made many moons ago about drawing a picture of Bohemond....hahah, that never materialized.)
But I digress.
So, I will try to be a bit more consistent about posting my artwork up here than I have been. I'm going to see if I can't try and upload one of my finished saint icons up here every week. That should be relatively doable.
EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot! I also wanted to ask people for pumpkin carving suggestions. I haven't done a pumpkin for this year yet 'cause I've kind of run out of ideas.
Also, does anyone else get shivers down their spine whenever they listen to the Litany of the Saints? Can I just say that I love the Litany of the Saints? I just, I can't even describe it. I get so choked up with tears whenever I listen to it. It's like a combination of feeling the thunderous weight of all of the glory and power and wonder and beauty and triumphs of human history filling the cosmos with unbearable splendor...and then simultaneously being crushed with gratitude because I feel like I'm being loved by the best people who have ever lived...and they're my Family!
In related news (related to the saints I mean, not my art-output woes), the Office of Readings today for the Feast of All Saints is pretty sweet so I wanted to share it with y'all.
"Why should our praise and glorification, or even the celebration of this feast day mean anything to the saints? What do they care about earthly honors when their heavenly Father honors them by fulfilling the faithful promise of the Son? What does our commendation mean to them? The saints have no need of honor from us; neither does our devotion add the slightest thing to what is theirs. Clearly, if we venerate their memory, it serves us, not them. But I tell you, when I think of them, I feel myself inflamed by a tremendous yearning.
Calling the saints to mind inspires, or rather arouses in us, above all else, a longing to enjoy their company, so desirable in itself. We long to share in the citizenship of heaven, to dwell with the spirits of the blessed, to join the assembly of patriarchs, the ranks of the prophets, the council of apostles, the great host of martyrs, the noble company of confessors and the choir of virgins. In short, we long to be united in happiness with all the saints. But our dispositions change. The Church of all the first followers of Christ awaits us, but we do nothing about it. The saints want us to be with them, and we are indifferent. The souls of the just await us, and we ignore them.
Come, brothers, let us at length spur ourselves on. We must rise again with Christ, we must seek the world which is above and set our mind on the things of heaven. Let us long for those who are longing for us, hasten to those who are waiting for us, and ask those who look for our coming to intercede for us. We should not only want to be with the saints, we should also hope to possess their happiness. While we desire to be in their company, we must also earnestly seek to share in their glory. Do not imagine that there is anything harmful in such an ambition as this; there is no danger in setting our hearts on such glory.
When we commemorate the saints we are inflamed with another yearning: that Christ our life may also appear to us as he appeared to them and that we may one day share in his glory. Until then we see him, not as he is, but as he became for our sake. He is our head, crowned, not with glory, but with the thorns of our sins. As members of that head, crowned with thorns, we should be ashamed to live in luxury; his purple robes are a mockery rather than an honor. When Christ comes again, his death shall no longer be proclaimed, and we shall know that we also have died, and that our life is hidden with him. The glorious head of the Church will appear and his glorified members will shine in splendor with him, when he forms this lowly body anew into such glory as belongs to himself, its head.
Therefore, we should aim at attaining this glory with a wholehearted and prudent desire. That we may rightly hope and strive for such blessedness, we must above all seek the prayers of the saints. Thus, what is beyond our own powers to obtain will be granted through their intercession."
~ from a sermon by St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Pax Vobiscum! Valete! ~Omnes ad Iesum per Mariam~
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is of the Popish Persuasion
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm just an aspiring artist from the lovely Mitten State. I'm a Roman Catholic who loves her Faith and everything pertaining to it (especially its philosophy, theology and history!). Like everyone else, I have an insatiable thirst for the Three Great Transcendentals: the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. I make art because I simply enjoy doing it. Historical and theological themes and subjects are what fascinate me the most, and I think that the human figure in particular is one of inexhaustible beauty. The Incarnation of Our Lord, after all, changes everything. For that reason, I also love to depict Our Lord and Our Lady, because they are the summit of human perfection (being the New Adam and new Eve and all that. ) and therefore are my favorite subjects to depict.
Favorite visual artistGod. Everyone else is so derivative. ;)Favorite moviesPassion of the Christ and The Lord of the Rings TrilogyFavorite bands / musical artistsEnya, Loreena McKennitt, Connie Dover, and Gregorian ChantFavorite booksLord of the Rings Trilogy, The Silmarillion, The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, With Fire and Sword, and so many others....Favorite writersJ.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Kreeft, Thomas Merton, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Alfred Duggan, Dostoevsky, Fr. Jacques Philippe, and many others...Favorite gamesDungeon Siege, Morrowind and Oblivion, Pharaoh/Cleopatra, Medieval II: Total WarFavorite gaming platformPCTools of the TradePencils, Paper, Computer, Scanner, Watercolor, InkOther InterestsGod, the Catholic Church, Our Lady, the Eucharist, drawing, reading, writing, history, literature, philosophy, theology, art, and Tolkien