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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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Then I will reply with my address and the amount owed for the purchase of the requested prints. Then you can send me a check for the amount, and once I have received the check and it has cleared, I will send the prints your way. If you decide to cancel an order, let me know as soon as possible. I usually take a long time about cashing my checks anyway, so you’d probably be fine. ;-)

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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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Kalidassa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your work is wonderful. Your iconography is so vibrant and sobering! :+devwatch:
Theophilia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
belianis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
For the last two weeks the weather in Pinellas County has been miserable: rain, wind, and especially cloudiness that prevents me from doing my work because I have no proper lamps and have to use natural sunlight. I hope the weather at your home is much better.
My disabled mother is very unhappy because she misses the company of fellow Latinos, a breed that is nonexistent in this part of Florida; please pray for her. I myself am perfectly content with a social life of attending restaurants, movie houses and stores; what do you do for fun? I would like to invite you to dinner sometime; what food would be to your liking?
Very truly yours,
Juan Jose Morales y Castillo, Belianis
belianis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Today I had two dreams. In the first one I saw Dali, Meissonier, and other artists exhibiting such extravagantly inventive art as people interacting with X ray skeletons, and in the second mischievous goblins and trolls were spattering paint all over an university. Even sleeping I still create art.:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
Muko-kun Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
I just wanted to say that your icons are stunning.  I love your stye.  
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Wrote an short article about your work for the German blogocese on my new blogHi! 

By the side: Do you know Desiderius Lenz? The style of your pictures really remind me of some works by him.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! THANK YOU!!! I am tremendously flattered! And I'm so sorry I've taken so long to express my gratitude to you (I was on vacation when I received the message). That was very kind of you to write an article about my work. :meow:

Danke schön! :hug:
Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Bitteschön :3
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LouieRoybal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! Your pyrography work is very good! As is your taste in books and Age of Empires;) Appreciate your subject matter.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, thanks! Glad you like the gallery! :aww:
belianis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Besides the Lady Natamon, which other deviantart Catholic artists would you recommend to me?
GamerMiki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello to another Roman Catholic! Your artwork is so heavenly. God bless you.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! God bless you too! :glomp:
belianis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My fellow Catholic Christian:
What do you have to say about the impending crisis that will put in danger the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion?
Juan Jose Morales y Castillo,
who more than ever wishes that his Puerto Rico were far away from the reach of the despots in Washington, DC:( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) 
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do I have to say to these recent events? Nothing good. I'm sure intense persecution looms on the horizon. As Cardinal Francis George said: "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square."
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