Catholic Art

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  • January 2013 Cover Art

    by Catholic Digest Staff

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  • December 2012 CD Cover

    by Catholic Digest Staff

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  • July 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    After using her PC tablet and stylus to design tile inlay pat­terns for her sons’ tiling busi­ness, Nellie Edwards (1955- ) began experimenting further with her virtual canvas and brush to create works of sa­cred art. She begins with the… read more

  • June 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    Artist Corbert Gauthier began drawing as a child and even now places an emphasis on the drawing stage before he begins to paint. As Gauthier layers on the colors, he uses both opaque paints as well as glazing techniques, creating scenes and subjects … read more

  • May 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    The landscape paintings of Father Arthur Poulin (1950- ), a Camaldolese monk and priest, are created through a highly contemplative process. He first covers a blank canvas in layers of black gesso; then, using dots of color, he brings his light-filled images out … read more

  • April 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    Bold colors and dis­tinctly contemporary influences character­ize the inspiring artwork of Chinese artist He Qi (1950- ). Blending the folk art and tra­ditional painting techniques of his Chinese heritage with aspects of both medieval and… read more

  • March 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    Having retired after decades of teaching and administrative work, Benedictine Sister Paula Howard (1922-) discovered her talent for creating icons at the age of 77. One of her early works, Vatopedi Virgin: Mother of Consolation (2000), is inspired by… read more

  • February 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    The Flood, from the Atrium, detail of Noah receiving the white dove (mosaic) Veneto-Byzantine School (13th century)   The story of Noah (Genesis 6–9) has always captured the imagination of believers; even the youngest children are captivated… read more

  • January 2012 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    Advent Starry Night 4Virginia Wieringa (1947- ) Advent Starry Night 4 by Virginia Wieringa (1947- ) is one of a series of paintings she cre­ated over five years as medi­tations on the night sky when Christ was born. Wieringa wondered what it… read more

  • December 2011 Prayer and Reflection

    by Living with Christ Staff

    Inspired by the art of the great Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio, Matthias Stomer (c. 1600–p. 1650) drew upon Caravaggio’s masterful use of chiaroscuro, using a single light source to throw light on the figures against a dra­matically dark… read more