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  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: Veni Creator Spiritus
  • Reading: "The God who loves you" - Peter Kreeft
  • Playing: Age of Empires II

“Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
and in our hearts take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid,
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.”

- Veni Creator Spiritus (… )

Salvete all!

I hope you all had a spiritually fruitful Lent and a joyous Easter! I thought I’d just do a quick update of life since it just so happens to be my 24th birthday (AHH! I’M GETTING OLD!!!) and in time for the great Solemnity of Pentecost.

Well, I finished up this past semester and now I’m working on lots of commissions that have been keeping me busy. This summer, I’m sure, will end up being a full one. My summer job will probably be starting soon, so then I’ll have less time to do art, but I need to save up so I can pay for school next semester. I finished reading the collection of essays by Cicero that I’d been working on for a good while. I also managed to finish reading Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ (which was AMAZING). And yesterday I finished H.F.M. Prescott’s The Man on a Donkey, a historical fiction novel set in England around the year 1536 after Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the monasteries. It’s a very good book. A friend recommended it to me a long time ago and I’ve only now finished it.

First big piece of news…in a week I’m going to be headed off to Germany!! YAY! I’ve missed Europe so much and I’ve been wanting to get back ever since before I left Italy. :XD: My brother was just going to go to a strength and conditioning seminar held in Cologne himself, but then his wife was like, “Hey, I want to go to Europe too!” So she invited me and we’re going with her brother and one of my cousins. EEEE! I’m so excited!! I think the plan is to take a train from Cologne to Paris and stay there for a couple days. We’ll only be in Europe for a week, but hey, I’ll take as much time in Europe as I can get! :D We’re still trying to figure out our itinerary, so I’ll let you guys know how the trip went once we get back.

Second (and more important) big piece of news is that my brother Peter was just ordained to the transitional deaconate (which means next year he’ll be ordained a priest) on the 16th!!! We’re all so excited for him! He still can barely believe he’s a deacon now and that he’s got one more year until priesthood. Please keep him in your prayers, if you would! His gave his first homily on the Feast of the Ascension and there’s a podcast available to listen to it, if you’d like. Here’s the link:…

Well, those are the big things that I can think of as way of a quick update. Pentecost is coming up everyone! COME HOLY SPIRIT!

I was also tagged by VeronicaQuill. I don't have time to do the whole tagging thing, but I'll answer her questions:

1. Your favorite book?
Oh gosh, that's a hard one. Ummm...I guess I'll go with The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 
2. What do you do in your free time?  That is, if you have free time.
Waste my time playing computer games. ;-) 
3. What is your favorite food?
New York Strip steak cooked medium. 
4. Have you ever used the word hippopotomonstrousesquipidaliophobia in a sentence?
5. Milk or Dark Chocolate?  Or white chocolate?
Dark Chocolate. 
6. If you had to move to one country, which one would it be?
That's another hard one...hmmm...Ireland maybe? Israel too...if I were feeling adventurous. :D
7. What do you normally have for breakfast?
Two eggs and two slices of toast. Occasionally some fried up potatoes to go along with it. If I'm in a hurry it's a poached egg on a piece of toast.
8. Do you have any pets?
9. If you could own one mythical creature, what would it be?
A dragon would be pretty cool...and that's only assuming you could control it.
10. What is your favorite color?
Prussian blue.
11. What time is it where you live right now?
6:18 P.M. 
12. Do you have a favorite avenger?
Eh...not a big superhero fan. Maybe Tony Stark/Ironman from the movies. 
13. Tea or coffee?
Tea. :D Still have never had a drop of coffee in my life.

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.

Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.

Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.

In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.

Without your grace,
there is nothing in us,
nothing that is not harmful.

Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Bend that which is inflexible,
fire that which is chilled,
correct what goes astray.

Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.

Grant the reward of virtue,
grant the deliverance of salvation,
grant eternal joy.

- Veni Sancte Spiritus (… )

O Come Holy Spirit by Theophilia

:peace: Pax Vobiscum! :peace:
~Omnes ad Iesum per Mariam~

Your Sister in Christ,
* ~ Theophilia ~ *


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is of the Popish Persuasion
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
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. :meow:


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OttokarVonLuftschiff Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
I swear I can smell incense while visiting your page.  And I mean that as a compliment; your icons are lovely.
Rollwurst Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the favs :hug:
unorthodoxyo-yo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love your sacred art! Keep at it! Your talents are a blessing to the Church!
BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stumbled upon a contemporary artist you might be interested in googling: Raul Berzosa.  I can't find much about him in English, but here are some samples of his (beautiful) sacred art:…………
catlady264 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  New Deviant
Love your saints!
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
ratfan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Would a painting or icon of  a blessed be possible ? I have a devotion to Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O. 

Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could make them on commissions I suppose; I'm still just trying to update my saint portfolio though. :D
WilB-J Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Amazing gallery .
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Lord-Rotbart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello. thy works, especially the illuminated manuscripts with beautiful details are really nice to look at. I like the celtic pages very much!

Greetings from Berlin, Germany
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! 

Yes, it definitely makes me appreciate the skill and patience of those Irish monks!
belianis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My mother is not getting better. Her behavior is so cranky that even her daughter, who is a geriatric nurse, loses patience with her. What is even worse is that her life now consists entirely of obsessing about constipation, which leads her to abuse Miralax, with the result that she has to go to the bathroom the very second she finishes eating. Altogether, not a healthy life.
Is one of your icons dedicated to healers? I would love to leave a prayer that my mother may quit such a pointless and useless non-life, and start instead to live a life that actually deserves to be called a LIFE.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
None in particular.

However, I did just hear about this thing:… which may be helpful, but I'll leave that to your discretion. I saw it via this rather hilarious commercial:… Man, the Internet.
Betwithell Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Hello, I really admire your artwork, especially the icons!
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :glomp:
Kalidassa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your work is wonderful. Your iconography is so vibrant and sobering! :+devwatch:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! And thank you for the watch! :aww:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I'm truly amazed. May God bless you. 
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp: God bless you too!
Darne93 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
*hug* BTW, are you maybe planning an icon of saint Francis Xavier? Or maybe I've just missed him in your gallery?
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps eventually, but I have a lot of other saints that are a higher priority (like the Apostles, for example. Still haven't done them yet :XD:)
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DeathNote1qa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just want to say that I am truly amazed and inspired. Your work is just so beautiful. I wish I could describe it better, but that's the best word I can think of: beautiful. I'm glad I stumbled across your beautiful work!
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww: And thanks for all of the :+fav:s! :glomp:
qallipoli Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is absolutely amazing. Keep up the great work! :D
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