Trending Catholic Art | December, 2014

shepherds adore baby Jesus
Adoration of the Child – Honthorst
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three kings adore Christ child
Adoration of the Magi - Gossaert
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Wisemen at Epiphany Adore Infant Jesus
Adoration of the Magi - Nunez
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Three Kings Kneeling before Christ
Adoration of the Magi – Rohden
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Shepherds Adore Christ Child
Adoration of the Shepherds – Strozzi
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Two Cherub Angels in Sistine Chapel
Cherubs, detail – Raphael
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Jesus Christ Blessing Children
Let the Children Come Unto Me – Vogelstein
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In Heaven
Madonna & Child II – Sassoferrato
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Madonna & Child III – Sassoferrato
Madonna & Child III – Sassoferrato
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Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Madonna of the Rosary – Murillo
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Birth of Christ in Bethlehem Stable
Nativity - Coypel
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Madonna Surrounded by Angels
Queen of Angels – Bouguereau
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Patron Saint of Music
St. Cecilia – Vouet
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Francis Teaches Animals the Gospel
St. Francis Preaching to the Birds- Giotto
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Ten Commandments
The Ark of the Covenant Passes Through Jordan River - Tissot
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Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
The Holy Family – Bayeu
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Birth of Jesus Christ
The Holy Night – Bloch
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The Nativity with God the Father & Holy Ghost – Pittoni
The Nativity with God the Father & Holy Ghost – Pittoni
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Birth of Jesus Christ
The Nativity – Barocci
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Birth of Christ
The Nativity – Lotto
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Why the web-images are free to download this month

September 02, 2014

Our Lady of the Holy RosaryLast month, I was on a Marian retreat for five days. I wasn't thinking about work at all, but a thought came to me out of the blue to make all our web-quality images free (needless to say, I made a note of the inspiration and then didn't think about it the rest of the retreat. by the way, you should go a Marian retreat someday). I asked the boss about it after the retreat, he said yes, we talked some more about Kansas weather and Irish tin whistles, and here we are.

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An Image of Saints Peter and Paul by el Greco

June 28, 2014

Apostles Peter and Paul

June 29th is the feastday of the Apostles St. Peter and Paul. The artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos is commonly known as el greco (the Greek). He painted this lovely image of Saint Peter and Paul around the end of the 16th century. You'll notice Paul holding his symbol in art, the sword, and Peter holding his art symbol, the keys of the Catholic Church. The two great Apostles, who are distinctly eyeing the viewer, extend their hands in a manner suggesting they will connect wrists. 

 

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May is Mary's Month

May 08, 2014

Madonna Praying The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. People have used a variety of traditions, prayers, customs and hymns to manifest this special devotion. A few examples are singing Marian hymns after the family rosary, making sure there are always fresh cut flowers at her statues, pilgrimages to local Marian shrines, extra rosaries and more. If you hurry, you can catch the tail 

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