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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

St. Therese (Little Flower)

This very unusual stained glass window of St. Theresa can be found in the Saint Joseph Church in Egypt. I've posted this before but dusted it off and gave it a new look. It will be featured as part of a collage of stained glass windows in the church in the up coming show.

Click the link below for more insight on the imagery and symbolism the artist used in this window.

Society of the Little Flower

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sneek Peek at Up Coming Show

St. Augustine Stations of the Cross

I thought I'd give my Cross Tipped Churches Blog fans a first look at one of the prints I made for the up coming show.

I use to have a slide show of these same stations at the bottom of the blog. I will probably replace the Nativity that is currently at the bottom with this one.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Catholic Telegraph (CTC Article)

Check it out I made page 19 of this weeks The Catholic Telegraph. Mary Knapke the free lance writer who I interviewed with for the piece did a fantastic job. Thanks Mary. I was blown away by the size of the story (over a half page), Wow! The blog normally picks up a little extra traffic during the Lent season but it was off the charts today thanks to the links in the online version and mention in the article.

Click here to view the Online Article:
Local Photographer Documents Spiritual Treasures

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Promo for Upcoming Show

This 4x6 print will be mailed to all the Catholic Churches in The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches. I am hoping to get a good turnout from the churches for the show. I would of liked to have gotten this mailed out earlier but LIFE has been busy. I have enough printed and framed prints for a decent show but there is always that one more print hanging out there that I want to include.

The Meet and Greet has been moved from the 17th to the 19th from 5:00 - 8:00.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saint Roch

Patron Saint of Dogs and those who love them. "The least we owe them is to live a life that is worthy of their devotion..."

As a dog lover St. Roch is one Saint I can relate to. His story is an interesting one. He was born with a privileged background but renounced his nobility and wealth to go to Rome to care for plague victims. While in Rome he contracted the disease himself. Not wanting to burden anyone with his own suffering he went to live in the forest. There he met a dog who brought him food daily and licked Roch's wounds until he recovered from the plague.

Unfortunately, all his family had died and no one recognized him when he returned. He was imprisoned for false impersonation where he died with his faithful companion 5 years later.

The picture of the painting was taken a St. Joseph in St. Joseph and the statue in St. Peter of St. Peter.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Resurrected Christ Statue (B&W)

This statue of the Resurrected Christ can be found at the St. Remy Church in Russia during Easter. This picture was taken on one of my visits last year.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Saint Charles Seminary

These pictures of the St. Charles Seminary were taken on my Black and White Film trip awhile back. I plan on coming back in the spring for another session in color.

I was surprised to find the gargoyles and am looking forward to getting some close-ups on my next visit.