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Mar 30 - “Sr. Thea Bowman: Precious Lord” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Thea! I don't try to make sense of suffering. I try to make sense of life...I try each day to see God's will...I console myself with the o... 

Mar 30 - “Sr. Thea Bowman: I'll Be Singing Up There” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Thea! I'll be singing up there. I'll be singing up there. Come on up to bright glory. I'll be singing up there. If you mi... 

Mar 30 - “Thea Bowman: Let Your Light Shine” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Thea! “Let your light shine.” “Walk your talk.” “God didn’t give you your light only to sit on it.” —Sr. Thea Bo... 

Mar 29- “Lent, 5th Sunday: Martha Pleads With Jesus” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The sisters of Lazarus sent word to Jesus, saying, "Master, the one you love is ill." When Jesus heard this he said, "This illness is not to end in death, but ... 

Mar 29 - “Lent, Passion Sunday: The Last Supper” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?" He said,... 

Mar 28 - “Mary of Nazareth” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior; he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed;... 

Mar 27 - “Work for Justice” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. If you want peace, work for justice. —Blessed Pope Paul VI https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/work-justice  

Mar 26 - “Children of Abraham” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Abraham sits on golden clouds in Paradise, with the countless stars of the heavens behind him. In Chapter 22 of Genesis God promised him that his descendants would be as numerou... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that sharing in what is less He may make me share in what is greater.... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates Angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38) and his announcement that she had been chosen to be the mother of ... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that sharing in what is less He may make me share in what is greater.... 

Mar 24 - “St. Oscar Romero” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Oscar! Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only ... 

Mar 23 - “St. Basil of Mangazeya” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Basil! St. Basil is one of a number of Russian saints referred to as “Passion-bearers,” because in accepting unjust suffering with patience and even lo... 

Mar 22 - “Queen of Heaven, Mother of Earth” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs... 

Mar 22 - “Lent, 4th Sunday: Healing of the Blind Man” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, "Go w... 

Mar 21 - “Mary, Star of the Sea” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. In this image, Mary bears the Light of the World beneath her cape and calms the stormy seas of our hearts. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-star-sea  

Mar 20 - “Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Vita Mutatur, Non Tollitur (Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/life-changed-not-taken-away  

Mar 19 - “St. Joseph and Child Jesus” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! O glorious St. Joseph, to you God committed the care of His only begotten Son amid the many dangers of this world. We come to you and ask you to take unde... 

Mar 19 - “St. Joseph of Nazareth” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! This icon depicts St. Joseph with the Christ Child, when Christ was presented in the Temple. By Jewish law, a mother had to bring an offering to t... 

Mar 19 - “St. Joseph and Christ Child” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! (Excerpt from Dom Prosper Gueranger’s prayer to St Joseph) “We Praise and glorify you, O happy saint! We hail you as the spouse of the Q... 

Mar 18 - “La Conquistadora” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. The oldest continuously venerated image of Mary in the U.S. arrived in Santa Fe in 1626 with Spanish Friars. Her country of origin is a mystery and she has had an adventurous life. O... 

Mar 17 - “St. Patrick” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Patrick! We are not sure where or when Patrick was born or what year he died. We do know that he was not Irish, and was captured by raiders as a teenager and sold into s... 

Mar 17 - “St. Patrick” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Patrick! St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to I... 

Mar 16 - “Gospel Feast” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. With all the angels, saints and holy ones: Let us come to the gospel feast. Awaiting the heavenly banquet in the fullness of time: Let us come to the gospel feast. htt... 

Mar 15 - “Lent, 3rd Sunday: The Woman at the Well” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey... 

Mar 15 - “St. Louise de Marillac” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Louise! Though drawn to religious life from an early age, Louise was refused admission to any congregation because of her ill health. In 1611, Louise married t... 

Mar 15 - “St. Louise de Marillac” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Louise! Louise de Marillac was the illegitimate daughter of a French nobleman. Although he provided for her and loved her dearly, he died when she was 13 y... 

Mar 14 - “Madonna of the Holocaust” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. God of Our Fathers, let the ashes of the children incinerated in Auschwitz, the rivers of blood spilled at Babbi Yar or Majdanek, be a warning to mankind that hatred ... 

“Prayer to Mary in Pandemic” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, health of the sick. –Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary in the Coronavirus Pan... 

Mar 13 - “Our Lady of Brooklyn” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. This image shows Mary bringing the Infant Jesus into Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn is a borough of New York City filled with excitement, challenges, fun, turbulence,... 

Mar 12 - “St. Seraphina” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Seraphin! Though Seraphina was born poor in Tuscany Italy in the village of San Geminiano, she always found a way to help those even more in need than her. She spent ... 

Mar 12 - “St. Gregory the Great” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Gregory! Saint Gregory was a great man of the church who did many things in his life time. He was born in Rome in about 540, his father was a wealthy senator.... 

Mar 11 - “The Meeting of Sts. Francis and Clare” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. St. John wrote that God is love. "God is friendship", echoed St. Aelred. Like holiness, friendship is best understood when it is incarnated. One of the riche... 

Mar 9 - “St. Catherine of Bologna” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Saint Catherine was born in Italy to a noble family. She became a companion to a princess at a young age and received a very fine education in al... 

Mar 8 - “St. John of God” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! In 1537, Granada, Spain was a bustling city, growing ever more wealthy due to the explorations of the adventuresome explorers of the New World. However, as ... 

Mar 08 - “Lent, 2nd Sunday: Climbing Mount Tabor” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone ... 

Mar 7 - “Sts. Felicity and Perpetua” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Perpetua! Now dawned the day of their victory, and they went forth from the prison into the amphitheatre as it were into heaven, cheerful and bright of cou... 

Mar 7 - “Sts. Perpetua and Felicity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Perpetua! Sts. Perpetua and Felicity were North African friends martyred for their Christian faith in the amphitheater at Carthage. We know precise det... 

Mar 6 - “4th Station, Jesus Meets His Mother” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Holy Mary, Mother of the Lord, you remained faithful when the disciples fled. Just as you believed when the angel announced to you what was incredible – t... 

Mar 5 - “St. Kieran” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Kieran! A very old saint, Saint Kieran was said to be evangelizing Ireland before Saint Patrick even got there. His parents were Liaghne and Liadain. One legend says tha... 

Mar 4 - “St. Charbel Makhluf” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Saint Charbel was born in a small village high in the mountains of Lebanon. As a child he herded his family's sheep. In 1851, he left his village and became a Maronite monk. ... 

Mar 3 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Katharine! Saint Katharine Drexel gave up a vast fortune and founded the sisters of the Blessed Sacrament dedicated to the education of Native and Afri... 

Mar 3 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Katharine! Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family. As a young woman she became aware of the suffering of Native Americans on their newl... 

Mar 3 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Katharine! Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family. As a young woman she became aware of the suffering of Native Americans on the newly ... 

Mar 2 - “Bl. Henry Suso” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Bl. Henry! A German noble who joined the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) at age 13, Henry was a loyal student of Meister Eckhardt. Eckhardt’s impact on him was pow... 

Mar 01 - “Lent, 1st Sunday: Jesus in the Desert” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter a... 

Feb 29 - “St. Herman of Alaska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. St. Herman was one of the first Russian Orthodox missionaries sent to Alaska in 1794. All were monks. Most were lay brothers. They were instructed by their superiors to conve... 

Feb 28 - “Our Lady of Grace” © artwork by Brenda Nippert Saint Catherine Laboure, a young nun in France was visited by Mary in 1830. Our Lady appeared with outstretched hands from which streamed rays of light which she said represented the g... 

Feb 27 - “Shepherds Should Smell Like Their Sheep” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Shepherds Should Smell Like Their Sheep. —Pope Francis https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/shepherds-should-smell-their-sheep  

Feb 26 - “Jesus: Light of the World” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12) is the second of seven “I AM” declarations of Jesus, recorded only in John’s gospel, that point to His unique div... 

Feb 25 - “Call to Family and Community” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society—in economics and politics, in law and policy—directly affects human dignity and the... 

Feb 24 - “Marguerite Naseau” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Marguerite! At the age of 20, Marguerite Naseau, the eldest of nine children and a poor, uneducated shepherdess, decided to teach children to read. But first she had... 

Feb 23 - “All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. All God’s critters got a place in the choir some sing low and some sing higher some sing out loud on a telephone wire and some just clap their... 

Feb 22 - “Mother of Mercy” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. O Mary, Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, we pray and ask you to remember the sorrowful and suffering in your heart, to take their petitions to God, and to comfort them in their agon... 

Feb 21 - “Christ Enthroned” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. This icon depicts the Christ in eschatological glory. The blue spheres around him, without beginning or end, represent eternity, and the red squares represent time. The Greek lette... 

Feb 20 - “Come to the Table” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Under the oak at Mamre, Abraham entertained heavenly messengers. Desert hospitality required one to offer refreshment, yet he was eager. Sharing food is delight, generating fruits... 

Feb 19 - “St. Gabriel Archangel” © icon by Joan Cole. “… and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2) This breath blankets mountains, trees, water and a buffalo skull. A green owl looks out from un... 

Feb 18 - “The Widow's Mite” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "He saw the rich putting their offerings into the treasury, and also a poor widow putting in two copper coins. At that he said: 'I assure you, this poor widow has put more than all the... 

Feb 17 - “Our Lady of the Snows” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Improbable as it is for snow to fall during August, history tells of a snowfall that seemed more impossible, namely in Rome, Italy. August 5th, 352 AD, snow fell during the night ... 

Feb 16 - “Pope Francis: Philly Museum” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Pope Francis Visiting Philadelphia! “My excitement over Pope Francis visiting my beloved hometown of Philadelphia has resulted in this artwork of the Pope and... 

Feb 15 - “Our Lady, Queen of Peace” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country, watch... 

Feb 14 - “St. Valentine” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Valentine! A PRAYER TO ST. VALENTINE Dear Saint and glorious martyr; Teach us to love unselfishly and to find great joy in giving. Enable all true lovers to... 

Feb 13 - “Woman at the Well” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)... 

Feb 13 - “Bl. James A. Miller, FCS.” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day Bl. James! James Miller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. From the time he began his training as a Christian Brother, he had decided to spend his l... 

Feb 12 - “Christ of the Desert” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Out of the deserts of the Middle East comes an ancient Christian tradition. Although it has been overshadowed by the Greek and Latin traditions, it is their equal in dignity an... 

Feb 11 - “Our Lady of Lourdes” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In 1858, Mary appeared several times to a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes, France. Mary called herself the Immaculate Conception, the ti... 

Feb 11 - “St. Abigail” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Abigail! St. Abigail, more commonly known as St. Gobnait or Deborah, was a medieval Irish saint born around the 6th century in County Clare, Ireland. According to tradition, A... 

Feb 10 - “Sts. Benedict and Scholastica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Scholastica! Once a year, Benedict and Scholastica would meet together. During this annual visit, Benedict and Scholastica would talk about God for hour... 

Feb 10 - “St. Paul of the Shipwreck” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! St. Paul, The Apostle, had increasing trouble as he tried to integrate the new followers of Christ into his Jewish faith. Amongst many things, he wa... 

Feb 9 - “St. Miguel Febres Cordero Munoz” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Miguel! Miguel Cordero was a native of Ecuador. He was taught by the de la Salle Christian Brothers, and decided to join their order. His parents ... 

Feb 8 - “St. Josephine Bakhita” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Josephine! “Who could be the Master of these beautiful things? I felt a great desire to see Him, to know Him and to pay Him homage.” —Saint Josephine Bak... 

Feb 8 - “St. Josephine Bakhita” © artwork by Mickey McGrath. Happy Feast Day St. Josephine! God of goodness and mercy, rewarder of the humble, you blessed St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with charity and patience. May her prayers help us, and... 

Feb 8 - “St. Josephine Bakhita” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Josephine! Bakhita came from the Daju people in western Sudan. Arab slave traders abducted her when she was a young girl. Forced to convert to Islam, she wa... 

Feb 7 - “Jesus and the Holy Innocents” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus is represented as a youthful Good Shepherd of biracial (Latino and Vietnamese) descent, surrounded by the children of Bethlehem martyred by Herod's soldiers i... 

Feb 6 - “St. Paul Miki” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Paul Miki, one of the Martyrs of Nagasaki, was educated by the Jesuits and decided to join the order as a priest. He was known for his eloquent preaching. In 1596,... 

Feb 6 - “St. Dorothy” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Dorothy! Saint Dorothy lived in the Third Century. We don't know much about her, except that she was a Christian during the persecution when the emperor Diocletian had ou... 

Feb 6 - “St. Philip of Jesus” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Philip! St. Philip of Jesus is the first native saint of the Americas. Though he died in Japan, he was born in Mexico City. He followed his older brother int... 

Feb 5 - “St. Agatha” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Agatha! Saint Agatha, you suffered sexual assault and indignity because of your faith. Help heal all those who are survivors of sexual assault and protect tho... 

Feb 5 - “St. Agatha” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Agatha! St. Agatha was a 3rd century Sicilian martyr of noble birth. According to legend she refused the solicitations of the pagan Roman senator Quinctanius who... 

Feb 5 - “St. Agatha” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Agatha! O, Saint Agatha, we celebrate your faith, dignity and martyrdom. Protect us and inspire us to overcome adversity. O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, me... 

Feb 4 - “Bangalore Nun” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in India. It was erected as the Diocese of Bangalo... 

Feb 3 - “Bread Lines” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The table fellowship of Christians implies obligation. It is our daily bread that we eat, not my own. We share our bread. Thus we are firmly bound to one another not only in the Spirit but i... 

Feb 2 - “The Presentation” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day! Known originally as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is a relatively ancient celebration. The Church at... 

Feb 2 - “Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day! Prayer to Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos We pray that you, most Holy and Immaculate Virgin of San Juan guide us throughout our life.... 

Feb 2 - “Our Lady of Good Success” © art by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! During the late fifteenth and early late sixteenth centuries, Mary appeared to a holy Spanish Conceptionist nun who was abbess of a convent in Quito, Ecuador, Mothe... 

Feb 1 - “St. Brigid” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Brigid! Saint Brigid of Ireland was a good friend of Saint Patrick, who said she was destined for great things. As a child she was generous and kind to everyone she met. ... 

Feb 1 - “St. Brigid of Ireland” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Brigid! Most revered of all of Ireland’s early female saints, Brigid was born of paganChristian parentage, and raised in the fosterage (early Irish practice... 

Jan 31 - “Sts. Francis de Sales and John Bosco” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! The Salesians are a family of men and women founded by a Catholic priest, Fr. John Bosco. He began his work in Turin, Italy, in ... 

Jan 31 - “St. John Bosco” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! John Bosco, founder of the Salesians, is most remembered for his creative ministry to impoverished youth. Through his untiring efforts, ragged and uncouth boys f... 

Jan 31 - “St. John Bosco” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. John! John Bosco was famous for his work with wayward boys, and for founding the Salesians who work worldwide today, to better the lives of the under privileged. John'... 

Jan 30 - “St. Pelagia of Diveyevo” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pelagia! Saint Blessed Pelagia’s family pushed her into an unhappy marriage when she was a young woman. In time she began acting like a fool. Her husb... 

Jan 29 - “St. Blath” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Blath! Though not much is known about Saint Blath, we do know that she was Saint Brigid's cook. There are stories of a miracle concerning Blath where an almost empty dear... 

Jan 28 - “St. Thomas Aquinas” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher and Dominican priest who is considered by many to be the Church's greatest theologian. His best known work, the Summa Theo... 

Jan 28 - “St. Isaac of Nineveh” © icon by Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Isaac! “God the Lord surrendered his own Son to death on the cross for the fervent love of creation… Yet this was not because he could not redeem us in anoth... 

Jan 28 - “St. Thomas Aquinas” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope... 

Jan 27 - “St. Angela Merici” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Angela! Angela Merici lived in a time when most girls were not educated unless they were in a convent. Angela's goal was to strengthen Christian families by educati... 

Jan 27 - “St. Angela Merici” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Angela! Born between 1470-75 on Lake Garda in Desenzano, Italy, the young Angela grew up in a loving family where she imitated saints. She worked hard in the fami... 

Jan 26 - “St. Timothy” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Timothy! Timothy was born in Lystra, in what is now eastern Turkey. His mother and Grandmother were early converts to Christianity. He accompanied St. Paul on his travels... 

Jan 26 - “St. Timothy” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Timothy! Timothy is one of the first generations of Christians in the New Testament. His father was Greek and his mother, Eunice, was a Jewish-Christian. His grandmother,... 

Jan 25 - “St. Paul” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! I assure you, brothers, the gospel I proclaimed to you is no mere human invention. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I schooled in it. It came by revelation f... 

Jan 25 - “Conversion of Saul” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! As I, Paul, drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from the sky suddenly shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Sa... 

Jan 25 - “St. Paul” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take i... 

Jan 24 - “St. Francis de Sales” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Saint Francis de Sales was born in France to a noble family. His father had big plans for a scholarly or political career for him and had even chosen a ... 

Jan 24 - “St. Francis de Sales” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was bishop of Geneva, Switzerland at the time of the Counter Reformation. Francis is renowned as a gifted preacher an... 

Jan 24 - “St. Francis de Sales” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! St. Francis of Sales, born in Châteaux de Sales, Savoy, France, on August 21, 1567, worked in law before becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He... 

Jan 23 - “Sts. Damien and Marianne of Molokai” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Marianne! Joseph de Veuster was born in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840. To help support his family, he quit school at age 13 to work on their farm. Six... 

Jan 23 - “St. Marianne Cope” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Marianne! Marianne Cope came to the U.S. from Germany when she was only a year old. She grew up in Utica New York and joined the Sisters of Saint Francis, an order... 

Jan 22 - “St. Vincent Pallotti” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! St. Vincent Pallotti lived his entire life in Rome, the city of his birth. He was ordained a Catholic priest when he was 23 years old. His spiritual... 

Jan 21 - “Our Lady of Altagracia” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! The Dominican Republic, where the evangelization of the New World began, is under the protection of the Virgin under two titles: Our Lady of Me... 

Jan 21 - “St. Agnes” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast St. Agnes! One of the most beloved of female saints, Saint Agnes is renowned for her virginity and for keeping her faith under torture. A girl of only 12 or 13 at the time of her death, Sa... 

Jan 20 - “Bl. Basil Moreau” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Basil! Blessed Basil Moreau was born during the French Revolution in 1799, the ninth of fourteen children in a poor but pious family. He was ordained a priest at age ... 

Jan 20 - “St. Sebastian” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Sebastian! St. Sebastian was an undercover Christian for most of his life. He was born into the nobility and joined the Roman Imperial army to keep his cover as a typical noble pag... 

Jan 19 - “Come to the Water” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. All you who are thirsty, come to the water! Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Forsake your wicked ways and sinful devices. Turn to the LORD for ... 

Jan 18 - “Tom Dooley” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Tom! Tom Dooley's parents hoped that he would become a concert pianist and sent him to the Julliard School of Music as a teenager. This was not the path that Tom wanted for... 

Jan 17 - “St. Antony of Egypt” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. When he was 18 years old Antony heard Christ’s words in the Gospel, “If you want to be perfect, go sell what you have and give to the poor and you will have treasures in hea... 

Jan 16 - “Mary, Undoer of Knots” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Pope Francis is responsible for the spread of devotion to Mary as the one who untangles the knots in our lives. This devotion originated in Germany in the 17th century. The f... 

Jan 15 - “St. Ita” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Ita! Born of noble parents, Saint Ita was given the name Diedre. Her mother was a princess and her father a chieftain. Even as a child, Ita was so good and holy that no o... 

Jan 14 - “Christ Sophia: The Word of God” © icon by Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. This icon celebrates the profound harmony that can exist between Eastern and Western spiritualities. Asian peoples who encounter the Gospel of Christ bring to it thou... 

Jan 13 - “Pope Francis” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Like St. Francis, his papal name... 

Jan 12 - “St. Marguerite Bourgeoys” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrah, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Marguerite! God is not satisfied if we preserve the love we owe our neighbor; we must preserve our neighbor in the love he ought to have for us. ... 

Jan 12 - “St. Aelred of Rievaulx” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Aelred! Aelred lived in northern Britain at the time when Norman cultural values were displacing more ancient Celtic ways. He was himself most likely a Cel... 

Jan 11 - “Jesus I Love You - Lesos Konoronhkwa” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Konoronhkwa in Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language has a deeper meaning than “I love you.” It is an interconnected, deep love, caring and compassion to... 

Jan 10 - “St. Leonie Aviat” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Leonie! At the age of 11, Leonie went as a boarder to the Convent School of the Visitation at Troyes, France. Already God was preparing her for the work He... 

Jan 10 - “St. Paul of Obnora” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! St. Paul was born into a noble family near Moscow. When his parents arranged a marriage for him, he secretly left his family home and entered a distant... 

Jan 9 - “Venerable Br. Polycarp” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Br. Polycarp! Born in the French countryside, tending sheep in the foothills of the Alps, Br. Polycarp’s roots and temperament were almost opposite those of ... 

Jan 8 - “Japanese Christ, the Pearl of Great Price” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. When missionaries first arrived in Japan in the 16th century, they presented Christian theology with European trappings. They also encouraged Japanese conve... 

Jan 7 - “Christ the Student” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This painting depicts Jesus as a student at the age of twelve. According to the gospel of Luke, He sat amidst the teachers in the Temple in Jerusalem, asking them questions ... 

Jan 6 - “Holy Epiphany” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day While oftentimes conflicting lore muddles the story of the Magi, those bearing gifts for the Christ child in this icon are Caspar of Tarsus, Melchior of Arabia and Balt... 

Jan 6 - “St. André Bessette” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. André! Orphaned at age 12, in chronically poor health and poorly educated, Alfred Bessette began to wander here and there in search of work. During the ensuing th... 

Jan 5 - “St. John Nepomucene Neumann” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! January 5, 1860; the reluctant Bishop of Philadelphia's work on earth came to a close, yet his real work had only begun. Visitors to his grave soon... 

Jan 5 - “St. John Neumann” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! Born in Bohemia, John Neumann landed in New Your City at the age of 25, with one dollar in his pocket. He was ordained a priest in St. Patrick’s Cathedral... 

Jan 5 - “St. John Neumann” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! This American saint was born in Bohemia in 1811. He was looking forward to being ordained in 1835 when the bishop decided there would be no more ordin... 

Jan 4 - “St. Elizabeth Ann Seton” © artwork by B. Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Born in New York City just before America became a country, Elizabeth grew up in a prominent family. She fell in love, married and had 5 children. Their... 

Jan 4 - “St. Elizabeth Seton” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because... 

Jan 4 - “St. Elizabeth Seton” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born two years before the Declaration of Independence, in New York City. She married William Seton when she was 18 years ol... 

Jan 3 - “Apache Christ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. No people in North American history have suffered as much from stereotypes as have the Apaches. A proud, monotheistic people of the desert and mountains, their history are strikingly ... 

Jan 2 - “Virgil Michel” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Virgil! The Benedictine priest Virgil Michel is widely regarded as one of the founders of the liturgical movement in the United States. Fr. Michel believed that liturgy c... 

Jan 1 - “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This beli... 

Dec 31 - “Gold Tested in Fire” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. “My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; t... 

Dec 30 - “Holy Family” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. The Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is a model for every family. Though we don't know much about the hidden years of Jesus' childhood, we can imagine the love that must have abided in... 

Dec 30 - “Holy Family” © icon by Joan Cole. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of conforming my life fully as I should to the commandments of God’s law and those of His Holy Church, so as to live always in that charit... 

Dec 30 - “Christmas Holy Family” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. "The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has be... 

Dec 29 - “St. Thomas Becket” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Thomas Becket was a brilliant, charismatic and ambitious man who rose to the position of Lord Chancellor of England. King Henry II, intent upon becoming the... 

Dec 29 - “St. Thomas Becket” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Remember then how our fathers worked out their salvation; remember the sufferings through which the Church has grown, and the storms the ship of Peter has weathered... 

Dec 28 - “Jesus” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." —Jesus quoted by John 3:16 The woman said to Him, "... 

Dec 27 - “St. John the Apostle” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God... 

Dec 27 - “St. John the Evangelist” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. John! Our Lord gave to John a name which means son of thunder, and of all the twelve apostles there was none whom He so deeply and warmly loved. It was a lov... 

Dec 27 - “St. John the Evangelist” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! Saint John the Apostle, also called Saint John the Evangelist or Saint John the Divine (flourished 1st century ce), in Christian tradition, t... 

Dec 26 - “St. Stephen” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Stephen! Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr and one of the first deacons of the Christian Church. He was one of seven men selected and ordained by th... 

Dec 25 - “Folk Nativity” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. See how the shepherds, Summoned to his cradle, Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze; We too will thither Bend our joyful footsteps. O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.... 

Dec 25 - “Nativity” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. This image shows the Holy Family in adoration and thanks at Jesus’ birth. Joseph is suggested on his knees with his hands in prayer. Mary hugs her husband in celebration of the birth ... 

Dec 24 “Creation of Adam” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day! At the time when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so ... 

Dec 24 “Eve, Mother of All” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! This icon celebrates the memory of our first mother. She belongs to a time long before history and is shrouded in mystery. The meaning of her name, Eve, is almost a... 

Dec 23 “Gift of Christmas” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Every day of life is God's Gift. May you receive it with love and live it fully and well. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/gift-christmas  

Dec 22 - “Madonna and Child with Cherubs” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Savior of the nations, come; Virgin's Son, make here your home! Marvel now, O heaven and earth, That the Lord chose such a birth. —Traditional Carol (Veni, Rede... 

Dec 21 - “Compassion Mandala” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "…have no fear of human sin. Love people, even in their sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all of God’s creation. The whol... 

Dec 20 - “Lion of Judah” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. In Genesis 49, Jacob, near death gives a testament to all his sons. Judah, though not the oldest, was given his fathers’ preference. In Gen. 49:8, Jacob states that his brothers wil... 

Dec 19 - “Movement” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century--solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to ... 

Dec 18 - “All Are Welcome” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and vision... 

Dec 17 - “St. Lazarus” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lazarus! Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” (John 11:43) His feast day is December 17. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/st-laza... 

Dec 17 - “St. Daniel in the Lion's Den” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! St. Daniel in the lions’ den is one of the best known stories from the Old Testament Book of Daniel, dating from the 6th century B.C. After ... 

Dec 17 - “St. Daniel the Prophet” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! The story of Daniel in the lion's den teaches us about the promises and faithfulness of God, even if we feel like everything has been lost. King Darius wa... 

Dec 16 - “St. Miriam Dancing in Darkness” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Miriam! Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and w... 

Dec 15 - “Hold Fast to God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now. (Joshua 23:8) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/hold-fast-god  

Dec 14 - “St. John of the Cross” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! John became a Carmelite priest at age 25. Saint Teresa of Avila persuaded him to attempt to reform his order to a stricter observance of their rule. The ... 

Dec 14 - “St. John of the Cross” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. John! Almighty Father, you endowed John of the Cross with a spirit of self-denial and a love of the Cross. By following his example, may we come to the eternal vision ... 

Dec 14 - “St. John of the Cross” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! As a child, John of the Cross grew up in extreme poverty in the slums where Islamic converts or their descendants lived in northern Spain. One of his... 

Dec 13 - “St. Lucy” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lucy! Santa Lucia was a 4th century Christian martyr from Syracuse who had vowed her virginity to God. For three years she managed to rebuff the advances of a ... 

Dec 12 - “Our Lady of Guadalupe” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for the Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, ... 

Dec 12 - “Our Lady of Guadalupe” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Ten years after the bloody Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Mother of God appeared to an Aztec craftsman named Juan Diego. She appeared as an Aztec h... 

Dec 12 - “Our Lady of Guadalupe” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! “… I am ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the true God from whom all life has come, of the Creator, close to whom is everything, the Lord of heaven ... 

Dec 11 - “Jesus Christ: Liberator” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek letters in the cross in Christ’s halo are the divine name revealed to Moses in the burning bush: "I am who am." The inscriptions in the upper corners of the ico... 

Dec 10 - “Thomas Merton” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Thomas! Trappist monk Thomas Merton was the channel through which the Spirit restored contemplative prayer to the Church in our times. This essential practice and the a... 

Dec 10 - “Our Lady of Loreto” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Our Lady of Loreto is an ancient statue which stands in the Holy house of Loreto which is the house that Mary lived in when the Annunciation took place. Th... 

Dec 9 - “St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Juan! Ten years after the bloody Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Mother of God appeared to an Aztec craftsman named Juan Diego. She appeared as an ... 

Dec 9 - “St. Juan Diego” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Juan! In April of 1990 Juan Diego was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. The following month, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in ... 

Dec 9 - “St. Juan Diego and the Miracle of Guadalupe” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Juan! Ten years after the bloody Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Mother of God appeared to an Aztec craftsman named Juan Diego. She a... 

Dec 8 - “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OSF. Happy Feast Day! O GOD, Who, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, did prepare a worthy habitation for Your Son, we beseech You, that as by the f... 

Dec 8 - “I am the Immaculate Conception” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day! O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the ... 

Dec 8 - “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! The Immaculate Conception refers to the dogma that Mary was conceived without original sin. It attests to her perfect purity in possessing sanctif... 

Dec 7 - “St. Joseph's Workshop” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Blessed are you St. Joseph, witness of the glory of God here on earth! Blessed and glorified be God who chose you! Blessed and glorified be the Son who obeyed you! Ble... 

Dec 6 - “St. Nicholas” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Nick! This icon is offered in memory of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, August, 2005. He is the patron of many, including children and the poor, who comprised the b... 

Dec 6 - “St. Nicholas” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Nick! Loving God, we thank you for the example of St Nicholas, who fed the hungry, brought hope to the imprisoned, gave comfort to the lost, and taught the truth to all. May... 

Dec 6 - “St. Nicholas of Myra” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Nick! In the Eastern Church, St. Nicholas is considered the canon -- the "measuring stick" -- for bishops. He is not remembered because he was an exceptional... 

Dec 5 - “Be Like Little Children” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ... 

Dec 4 - “St. Barbara” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Barbara! Santa Barbara was a 3rd century convert to Christianity from Nicomedia during the persecutions of Maximinus. Barbara’s father, a pagan, imprisoned... 

Dec 4 - “St. Barbara” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Barbara! Santa Barbara was a 3rd century convert to Christianity from Nicomedia during the persecutions of Maximinus. Barbara’s father, a pagan, imprisone... 

As the mother of the merciful Jesus, who through His great Mercy gave her to us as our mother as well, Mary, Mother of Mercy is a mirror of the merciful love of God. She invites all of us as her children to open ourselves up to that love. For c... 

Dec 2 - “Our Lady of the Cave” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Prayer to Our Lady Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your... 

Dec 2 - “Four Church Women of El Salvador” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day! A few days before her death, as part of a retreat liturgical service, Sr. Ita was asked to read a quote from martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero: “... 

Dec 2 - “St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Porphyrius! “Do you remember what I told you about the nightingale? It sings in the middle of the forest, amid the silence. Can you say that a... 

Dec 1 - “St. Eligius” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Eligius! Saint Eligius was born near Limoges, France around 590. He became a talented metal smith and became master of the mint in Paris. He became good friends with King ... 

Dec 1 - “Bl. Charles de Foucauld” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Charles! Charles de Foucauld lived as a hermit in Northern Africa. The black rocks behind him in the icon represent the volcanic formations of the Hoggar hig... 

Nov 30 - “Sts. Andrew and Francis of Assisi” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! St. Andrew, “Troparion,” first called of all Christ’s apostles, and St. Francis, first called of Christ’s renewed church (“…bu... 

Nov 29 - “Dorothy Day, Servant of God” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Memorial Day Dorothy! Dorothy Day was an American woman with a dream of changing the world. She lived a life of promiscuity and drinking as a writer in New York City, ... 

Nov 28 - “Our Lady of Kibeho” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In 1981, Mary appeared to a group of African teenagers in Kibeho, Rawanda. Their country was on the brink of civil war as the hatred between the Tutsi and H... 

Nov 28 - “St. Catherine Labouré” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Zoe Labouré took the name Catherine when she joined the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France. As a young novice in 1830, Catherine was awakened i... 

Nov 27 - “Our Lady of the Divine Providence” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image of Our Lady is special to the people of Puerto Rico. Nuestra Senora de la Divina Providencia, pray for us! https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork... 

Nov 26 - “Jesus: Fish Fry With Friends” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave t... 

Nov 25 - “Christ the King” © icon by Joan Cole. That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in Heaven, on earth and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory... 

Nov 24 - “St. Andrew Dung-Lac” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! Beginning in the sixteenth century, the Vietnamese people heard the message of the gospel, and many accepted it despite severe persecution by their govern... 

Nov 24 - “St. Andrew Dung-Lac” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell ... 

Nov 24 - “St. Andrew Dung-Lac” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! From its introduction in Vietnam in the 16th Century, Catholicism was seen by authorities as something foreign and was persecuted various times. Perha... 

Nov 23 - “Bl. Miguel Pro” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Miguel! Jesuit priest Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez, S.J. was executed before a firing squad during a persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico. His “crime” was hi... 

Nov 22 - “St. Cecilia” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Cecilia! Born in Rome, Cecilia was an early Christian of extreme courage. When her rich family arranged a marriage for her, she “sang only to God in her heart” durin... 

Nov 22 - “St. Cecilia” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Cecilia! Cecilia, one of the most popular saints and martyrs in the early church, is the patron saint of music. In keeping with tradition, she is painted playin... 

Nov 22 - “St. Cecilia” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Cecilia! To die for Christ is not to sacrifice one’s youth, but to renew it. –Saint Cecilia I am only too happy to suffer all kinds of torments for the confession of Jesu... 

Nov 21 - “Mary, Gate of Heaven” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. (John 10:14-15) ... 

Nov 20 - “The Potter” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands. (Isaiah 64:7) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/potter  

Nov 19 - “St. Francis de Sales, Sr. Thea Bowman, St. John XXIII Mandala” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. —Saint Francis de Sales Remember who you are and whose you a... 

Nov 18 - “St. Rose Duchesne” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! Born in France, Rose dreamed of becoming a nun and teaching the natives in the New World. She had heard of the adventures of Father Isaac Jogues and his compa... 

Nov 18 - “St. Rose Duchesne” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! Let's try not to be exacting with other people, but rather to pass over in silence those thousand little annoyances that tend to irritate us. For we... 

Nov 18 - “St. Rose Duchesne” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! Rose was ever concerned about the plight of Native Americans and much of her work was devoted to educating them, caring for their sick, and working ... 

Nov 17 - “St. Elizabeth of Hungary and Bl. Ludwig of Thuringia” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! This married couple was rare in the annals of saints. Their passionate love was renowned, yet this worldly love blos... 

Nov 17 - “St. Elizabeth of Hungary” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess married at the age of thirteen. She spun wool and baked bread for the poor every day. She had a hospital buil... 

Nov 17 - “St. Elizabeth of Hungary” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess married at the age of thirteen. She spun wool and baked bread for the poor every day. She had a hospital buil... 

Nov 16 - “St. Margaret of Scotland” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret! Here Margaret is depicted with a book to symbolize her promotion of the arts, education and religious reform in her adopted country of Scotland. Th... 

Nov 16 - “Martyrs of the Jesuit University” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day! In the early morning hours of November 16, 1989, government troops forced their way into the Jesuit residence of the Central American University ... 

Nov 15 - “St. Albert the Great” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Albert! St. Albert was known as the "teacher of everything there is to know," was a scientist long before the age of science, was considered a wizard and magician in hi... 

Nov 14 - “Sleep In Heavenly Peace” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Silent night Holy night All is calm all is bright 'Round yon virgin Mother and Child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace https://www.trinitystores... 

Nov 13 - “St. Frances Xavier Cabrini” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Frances! As a young girl in Italy, Frances dreamed of being a missionary. She grew up to be a bundle of energy, teaching and nursing wherever she was nee... 

Nov 13 - “St. Frances Cabrini” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Frances! First American Citizen to be Canonized (July 7, 1946) God our Father, you called Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy to serve the immigrants ... 

Nov 13 - “St. Frances Cabrini” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Frances! Francesca Cabrini tried to enter two different religious orders in her native Italy, but was turned down by both because of her poor health. In 1880... 

Nov 12 - “Jesus Writing In The Sand” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Then each went to his own house, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to hi... 

Nov 11 - “Ven. Catherine McAuley” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Catherine! The simplest and most practical lesson I know is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow. —Venerable Catherine McAuley Her fea... 

Nov 11 - “St. Martin of Tours” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Legend recounts that on a bitterly cold day, a young Roman soldier, Martin, met a poorly clad beggar. Martin drew his sword, cut his cloak in two, and gav... 

Nov 11 - “St. Martin of Tours” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Blessed saint, you were born under pagan ways but since your childhood you were chosen to be a Prince of the Church and, as Bishop of Tours, many souls were redee... 

Nov 10 - “Mary, Our Lady of Refuge” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Refuge of sinners, pray for us. O Mary, pray for us, and save us. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-our-lady-refuge  

Nov 9 - “Sr. Thea Bowman and Dorothy Day” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith. —Sister Thea Bowman Love casts out fear, ... 

Nov 8 - “Called to One Table” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The fellowship of the table teaches Christians that here they still eat the perishable bread of the earthly pilgrimage. But if they share this bread with one another, they... 

Nov 7 - “St. Francis, Father of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The writings of St. Francis are filled with an insistence that God alone is good. His entire spiritual life was based on this realization. Whatever we accomplish, w... 

Nov 6 - “St. Leonard of Noblac” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Leonard! The son of a nobleman, Leonard was a member of the royal court in France. He could have just enjoyed it - being popular, wearing the nicest clothes, e... 

Nov 5 - “St. Elizabeth and Zachariah” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. And you w... 

Nov 5 - “St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptizer” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! "When Elizabeth's time for delivery arrived, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives, upon hearing that the Lord had... 

Nov 5 - “St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptizer” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth was a descendant in the priestly line of Aaron. She and her husband, Zachariah, a Temple priest, lived an upright and blameless... 

Nov 4 - “St. Charles Borromeo” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Charles! Born into a family of nobility and wealth, Charles Borromeo was created a cardinal at the age of 22. He did not cling to riches or privilege but rather s... 

Nov 3 - “St. Martin de Porres” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Martin was born in Lima, Peru as the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed slave woman from Panama. Since he favored his mother's black fe... 

Nov 3 - “St. Martin de Porres” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! In this icon, St. Martin holds a cat and has several rats and mice at his feet. When his monastery was infested with rodents, he spoke with them an... 

Nov 3 - “St. Martin de Porres” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Martin de Porres was the unwanted child of a Spanish Grandee and a freed African slave. He was born in Lima, Peru scarcely forty years after the blo... 

Nov 2 - “Return of the Prodigal” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus said, "A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.' So the father divided the property betw... 

Nov 1 - “Sr. Marguerite Bartz” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Marguerite! Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) Sister Marguerite’s home was the small Dine’ community of Navajo, NM. Sculpted red sandstone and ero... 

Nov 1 - “St. Ruth and Naomi” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Ruth! The touching story of the Moabite woman Ruth is a powerful reminder of the universality of God’s grace and favor. Ruth bound herself to the Israelite peop... 

Nov 1 - “Communion of Saints” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Saints! The communion of saints brings together the present, past and future and makes sense of life. We have not lost those who have gone on before us. Th... 

Oct 31 - “Blessed Virgin Mary” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "...The Virgin's name was Mary. Upon arriving, the angel said to her, 'Rejoice, O highly favored daughter! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.' She was deeply tro... 

Oct 30 - “Thou Art A Priest Forever” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. To live in the midst of the world with no desire for its pleasures; to be a member of every family, yet belonging to none; to share all sufferings; to penetrate all secrets... 

Oct 29 - “Sr. Helen Prejean” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Sister Helen Prejean, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is best known for her prison ministry which began in 1981. While living in the St. Thomas housing project in New Orle... 

Oct 28 - “St. Feofil of Kiev” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Feofil! When he was 24 years old, Feofil entered a monastery in Kiev. He lived quietly as a novice and was a model of humility and obedience. After he was o... 

Oct 28 - “St. Jude” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Jude! “But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ ... 

Oct 28 - “St. Jude the Apostle” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Jude! Very little is known of the Apostle Jude except that he was one of Jesus’ cousins. One of the Epistles in the New Testament is ascribed to him. Acco... 

Oct 27 - “Sts. Francis de Sales and Vincent de Paul” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Prayer of St. Francis de Sales Be at Peace Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope as they ari... 

Oct 26 - “Mary, Mother of God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, our model and mother, by your obedience and patience you have taught us how to be true children of God. Please help us by your powerful assistance to overcome all our... 

Oct 25 - “St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayers to St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, date back almost as far as Our Lord’s time! Although he came from King David’s noble lineage, St. Joseph li... 

Oct 24 - “St. Raphael Archangel” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Raphael! Archangel Raphael is the supreme healer in the angelic realm and chief role is to support, heal, and guide in matters involving health. Raphael means ... 

Oct 24 - “St. Raphael Archangel” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Raphael! Blessed Saint Raphael, Archangel, we beseech you to help us in all our needs and trials of this life, as you, through the power of God, didst restore sight an... 

Oct 24 - “St. Raphael and Tobias” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Raphael! The story of how the Archangel Raphael helped a young man named Tobias is found in the Old Testament Book of Tobit. When Tobias is sent by his bl... 

Oct 23 - “Mary, Promised Land” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there ... 

Oct 22 - “St. John Paul II” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. John Paul! Saint John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyła, in Poland and taught to never give up, young Karol lost his mother, then his brother, and finally his father.... 

Oct 22 - “St. John Paul II Kneeling” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John Paul! Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to liv... 

Oct 22 - “St. John Paul II” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John Paul! “As we celebrate the Passion of the Lord and take part in the Via Crucis, we cannot forget the power of this love which gives itself without measur... 

Oct 21 - “Strive To See God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Strive to see God in all things without exception. —Saint Francis de Sales https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/strive-see-god  

Oct 20 - “St. Paul of the Cross” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Born into a middle-class family in Piedmont, Italy, Paul Danei volunteered for the army when he was about 20 years old, only to discover that he was... 

Oct 19 - “St. Isaac Jogues” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Isaac! Isaac Jogues was born in France where he dreamed of adventure as a missionary. As soon as he was ordained a Jesuit priest he set off for New France (now Can... 

Oct 19 - “St. Isaac Jogues” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Isaac! Issac Jogues was a French Jesuit who was sent as a missionary to North America when he was 29 years old. During the remaining ten years of his life, he e... 

Oct 18 - “St. Luke the Evangelist” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Luke! Saint Luke, in your gospel, you show us the beauty of holiness. Help us to reflect the image of Christ in the way we live our lives. Saint Luk... 

Oct 17 - “St. Margaret Mary Alacoque at Window” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret Mary! "O Sacred Heart of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions,... 

Oct 17 - “St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Cloister” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret Mary! Lord Jesus, let my heart never rest until it finds You, who are its center, its love, and its happiness. By the wound... 

Oct 17 - “St. Margaret Mary Alacoque” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret Mary! Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus. Her... 

Oct 16 - “St. Domna of Tomsk” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Domna! St. Domna was born into a noble family in the central Ukraine at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Not wanting to marry, she secretly left her ... 

Oct 16 - “St. Marguerite d'Youville” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Marguerite! Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais was born at Varennes, Quebec on October 15, 1701. Marguerite was no stranger to suffering starting... 

Oct 15 - “St. Teresa of Avila” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! Saint Teresa of Avila was born in Spain and grew up to be one of the greatest mystics of all time. She is a Doctor of the Church and the patron of many ... 

Oct 15 - “St. Teresa of Avila” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! St. Teresa of Avila is one of the greatest teachers of the spiritual life in the history of the church. She wrote four major books about prayer and l... 

Oct 14 - “St. John XXIII” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I want to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can see in. —Saint John XXIII His feast day is October 11. https://www.trinitys... 

Oct 13 - “St. John Henry Newman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Today is the Canonization of St. John! Cardinal Newman represents the best in Roman Catholic scholarship, which is the reason Catholic centers on college campuses in the Unite... 

Oct 13 - “We Should Live In This World” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. We should live in this world as though our spirits were already in heaven. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. https://www.trinitysto... 

Oct 12 - “Communion” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. “The Eucharist is something more than simply receiving Christ. It supposes that we satisfy his hunger. Christ invites us, “Come to me.” Christ hungers for souls. Nowhere in the ... 

Oct 11 - “St. John XXIII” © icon by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with... 

Oct 11 - “St. John XXIII” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what y... 

Oct 11 - “St. John XXIII” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! John XXIII confounded the stale prudence of Rome with holy simplicity. After the long and austere papacy of Pius XII, the aging John had been elected as an ... 

Oct 10 - “Option for the Poor and Vulnerable” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls th... 

Oct 9 - “St. John Henry Newman” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day John! John Henry Cardinal Newman was an Anglican priest and theologian whose studies in history persuaded him to become a Roman Catholic. Lead, kindly Light, am... 

Oct 9 - “St. John Henry Newman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day John! Cardinal Newman represents the best in Roman Catholic scholarship, which is the reason Catholic centers on college campuses in the United States are named... 

Oct 8 - “St. Pelagia” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Pelagia! Like a fragrant rose growing from thorns who was shown to the Church through your virtuous deeds and was a source of joy for the faithful. You did of... 

Oct 7 - “Our Lady of the Rosary” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! O blessed rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of he... 

Oct 7 - “Our Lady of the Rosary” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! The Bible tells us that Mary treasured all the things that happened concerning her Holy Son in her heart. The Rosary, certainly one of the most popular de... 

Oct 7 - “Mary, Queen of the Rosary” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your req... 

Oct 6 - “Saintly Tea Party” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image was originally created for the British cover of Robert Ellsberg's book on women saints entitled, Blessed Among Women. In keeping with the British theme I chose a t... 

Oct 5 - “Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Francis Xavier Seelos was born in Fussen, Bavaria, Germany in 1819. He came from a large, loving Catholic family. He decided to become a priest and... 

Oct 5 - “St. Faustina” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Faustina! Helen Kowalska belonged to a poor family in Poland. After years of pleading with her family, she joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and took the name Mar... 

Oct 5 - “St. Faustina Kowalska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Faustina! Faustina came from a poor farming family in Poland. Having only attended school for three years, when she entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Merc... 

Oct 4 - “St. Francis of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Francis was a universal person whose love extended across boundaries of class, religion and race. His reverence for everything led him to call anim... 

Oct 4 - “St. Francis, Father of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! The writings of St. Francis are filled with an insistence that God alone is good. His entire spiritual life was based on this realizatio... 

Oct 4 - “St. Francis of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Francis was a universal person whose love extended across boundaries of class, religion and race. His reverence for everything led him to call anim... 

Oct 3 - “St. Mother Théodore Guérin” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Mother Théodore! "Go, sell everything you own, and give the money to the poor... then come, follow me". These words have inspired countless Christians th... 

Oct 3 - “St. Mother Théodore Guérin” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Mother Théodore! Born in France near the end of the French Revolution, Anne Therese Guérin knew by the time she was ten that she wanted to be a nun. Whe... 

Oct 3 - “St. Mother Théodore Guérin” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Mother Théodore! "Go, sell everything you own, and give the money to the poor... then come, follow me". These words have inspired countless Chr... 

Oct 2 - “Guardian Angel” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! No evil shall befall you, nor shall affliction come near your tent, for to His Angels God has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways. Upon their ha... 

Oct 2 - “Guardian Angel with Girl” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! Dear Angel, in His goodness God gave you to me to guide, protect, and enlighten me, and to bring me back to the right way when I go astray. Encourage me when I am dishe... 

Oct 2 - “Guardian Angel with Boy” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! Guardian Angel from heaven so bright, Watching beside me to lead me aright, Fold thy wings round me, and guard me with love, Softly sing songs to me of heaven above. ... 

Oct 1 - “St. Thérèse Doing the Dishes” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Thérèse! A MORNING PRAYER WRITTEN BY ST. THERESE O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory ... 

Oct 1 - “St. Thérèse of Lisieux” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Thérèse! O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my... 

Oct 1 - “St. Thérèse of Lisieux” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Thérèse! Until recent times it was difficult to find a Catholic Church without a statue of Thérèse of Lisieux. While statues seem less in vogue since... 

Sep 30 - “St. Jerome” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Jerome! San Geronimo was a 4th century scholar, monk, and hermit. After many years of travel, scholarship, and study Geronimo finally settled in Bethlehem whe... 

Sep 29 - “St. Michael Archangel” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Michael! The name Michael means “Who is like God,” which traditions say was Michael's battle cry when he defeated the egotistical Satan and banished him fro... 

Sep 29 - “St. Michael Archangel” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Michael! O glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, defend us in battle, and in the struggle which is ours against the principalities and Powers, ag... 

Sep 29 - “St. Michael Archangel” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Michael! This icons inception was the initiation of the US war against Iraq, March, 2003. Fear and national security led us into conflict. May prayer and fait... 

Sep 28 - “St. Wenceslaus and Podiven, his assistant” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Wenceslaus! St. Wenceslaus (b.903AD - d.979AD) was declared ruler of Bohemia (Czech Republic) after a coup. Later, his brother Bolelaus wa... 

Sep 28 - “St. Lorenzo Ruiz” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Ruiz! Born in Manila in the Philippines, Lorenzo Ruiz was the son of a Filipino mother and a Chinese father. He was raised to be a devout Catholic who married a wom... 

Sep 28 - “St. Lorenzo Ruiz” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Ruiz! Prior to being falsely accused of killing a Spaniard, Lorenzo Ruiz lived a contented and religious life with his wife and three children. He sought asylum on b... 

Sep 27 - “St. Vincent de Paul” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! As one of six in a French peasant family, young Vincent had a plan. He wanted to become a priest so he could move up the holy career ladder, get a posi... 

Sep 27 - “St. Vincent de Paul” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! Be careful to give no credit to yourself for anything; if you do, you are stealing from God, to whom alone every good thing is due. —Saint V... 

Sep 27 - “St. Vincent de Paul” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! For St. Vincent de Paul, becoming a priest meant escaping his family’s poverty into a life of clerical ease. His first ten years as a priest were s... 

Sep 26 - “St. Paul VI” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St Paul! To be a Christian, to have received Holy Baptism, must be something which thrills the Baptized to the core of their being. —Saint Paul VI. His feast ... 

Sep 26 - “St. Paul VI” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, Pope Paul VI reigned as pope from June 1963 until his death in 1978, taking the reins from Pope John XXIII, he ... 

Sep 26 - “St. Paul VI” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! The post Vatican II era was an exciting time to grow up Catholic. I confess to a soft spot in my heart for Pope Paul VI, the pope whom I most remember from my child... 

Sep 25 - “Our Lady of Hope” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, our Hope, have pity on us. Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/our-lady-hope  

Sep 24 - “Our Lady of Walsingham” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In 1601, during Saxon times, in Walsingham England, a young widow wanted to do something special for Our Lady and she expressed her wish in her prayers.... 

Sep 24 - “St. Peter the Aleut” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! Peter was born on Kodiak Island in the late 1700's. He was baptized by St. Herman, a Russian Orthodox monk who lived nearby on Spruce Island as a her... 

Sep 23 - “St. Padre Pio” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Pio! “Totally absorbed in God, always bearing the marks of Jesus' Passion in his body, he was bread broken for men and women starving for God the Father's forgiveness... 

Sep 23 - “St. Padre Pio” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Pio! We all know the wimpy kid on the block, the last one to be picked because no one wants him on their team. Francesco Forgione was that kid. Born in Pietrelcina Ital... 

Sep 23 - “St. Padre Pio” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pio! Pio entered the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan Order as a young man and was ordained a priest. He spent nearly his entire Franciscan life in Foggia, a town ... 

Sep 22 - “Hail, O Favored One” © artwork by Julie Lonneman The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And comin... 

Sep 21 - “St. Matthew” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Matthew! The Gospel of Matthew Chapter VI: Teaching about Prayer: "When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on str... 

Sep 21 - “St. Matthew” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Matthew! When Jesus met Matthew, he worked for the occupying Romans collecting taxes from other Jews, making a tidy profit from the business. Needless to say, tax collec... 

Sep 21 - “St. Matthew” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Matthew! "Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him: Follow me." Jesus saw Matthew, not merely in the usual sense, but more significan... 

Sep 20 - “St. Andrew Kim Taegon” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! Andrew Kim Taegon's parents were Korean nobles who converted to Christianity. His father was also a martyr. After his baptism at age the age of 15, he a... 

Sep 19 - “Our Lady of La Salette” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Back in 1846, two children, Melanie and Maximin, were tending sheep in the French Alps. They saw a brilliant light and went closer to investigate, when ... 

Sep 18 - “Mary, Our Lady of Peace” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. O Loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to do your Will and leave us His Peace. Through the intercession and example of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen... 

Sep 17 - “St. Hildegard of Bingen” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Hildegard! In 1098, Hildegard was born the tenth child of a noble couple. In those days, it was traditional for the tenth child to be given to God. Hildegard ... 

Sep 17 - “St. Hildegard of Bingen” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Hildegard! St. Hildegard was the tenth child of a noble German family. She was promised to the church and raised from the time she was 8 years old i... 

Sep 17 - “St. Hildegard of Bingen” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Hildegard! St. Hildegard was the tenth child of a noble German family. She was promised to the church and raised from the time she was 8 years old in a he... 

Sep 16 - “Tree of Life” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions ... 

Sep 15 - “Mater Dolorosa - Mother of Sorrows” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Mary Our Mother! O Mother acquainted with sorrow, O Mother of our consolation, let me lay my head across your lap and pour out all my griefs a... 

Sep 15 - “Mary, Mother of Sorrows” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Mary Our Mother! O holy Mother, most afflicted by the bitter sorrow which you endured at the foot of the cross during the three hours' agony of Jesus: we... 

Sep 14 - “Tree of Life” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM In the first centuries after Jesus’ death, he was never depicted suffering on the cross. When artists finally began depicting him on the cross, he was shown either in a peaceful repose... 

Sep 13 - “St. John Crysostom” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. John! When you are before the altar where Christ reposes, you ought no longer to think that you are amongst men; but believe that there are troops of angels and archangels... 

Sep 12 - “Prince of Peace” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Pr... 

Sep 11 - “Tower of Strength” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The title of this drawing, comes from Psalm 61: “You are my refuge - a tower of strength against the foe.” Beneath the crucifix on Christ’s right stand Mary, John, ... 

Sep 11 - “Tower of Mercy” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The title of this painting refers to the image of Our Lady of Mercy in which, traditionally, Mary holds open her cape as a place of refuge for suffering humanity below. Here, tw... 

Sep 11 - “Mater Dolorosa - Mother of Sorrows” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Our Mother of Sorrows offers healing liniment to those suffering from the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Old Spanish and Mexican images of Our Lady of Sorrows as ... 

Sep 10 - “Mother of the Disappeared” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For Catholic peoples of Latin America, the Sorrowful Mother - Madre Dolorosa - is a central image in their life. Her statue stands in most churches, clothed in black. Ma... 

Sep 9 - “St. Peter Claver” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! While the United States is well-known for its African slaves, millions of Africans were also shipped as slaves to various countries in South America. Carta... 

Sep 8 - “Our Lady of Vailankanni” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Sometime in the sixteenth century, in the village of Vailankanni, India, Mary, holding the baby Jesus, appeared to a boy who was delivering milk to sell.... 

Sep 8 - “Frédéric Ozanam” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day Frederic! Antoine Frédéric Ozanam was a French historian and literary scholar who founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As a teenager he went through a ... 

Sep 8 - “Mary, Daughter of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Mother Mary! “Blessed are you, O Mary, daughter of the poor, who became mother of the Lord of kings. In your womb He has dwelt in whose praise the heavens... 

Sep 7 - “When You Come Before the Lord” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. When you come before the Lord, talk to Him if you can. If you can’t, just stay there, let yourself be seen. Don’t try too hard to do anything else. —Saint... 

Sep 6 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta: Gift of Silence” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. This icon is in honor of the simple servant of God officially canonized September 4, 2016. Founder of the Missionaries of Charity, she spent a lifetime in serv... 

Sep 5 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Albania and later became a citizen of India. After twenty peaceful years as a sister of Loreto, her plan... 

Sep 5 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. —Saint Teresa of Calcutta Her feast ... 

Sep 5 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! "I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look only at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person ... 

Sep 4 - “Our Lady of Consolation” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! During the seventeenth century, the plague ravaged the European country of Luxembourg and the people cried out to Mary as Consoler of the Afflicted or ... 

Sep 4 - “Virgin of Consolation” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! O Mary Immaculate, our Mother and Consolation, I take refuge in thy most loving heart with all the confidence of which I am capable; thou shalt be the dearest obj... 

Sep 3 - “Fountain of Wisdom” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Draw water joyfully at the fountain of salvation. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/fountain-wisdom  

Sep 2 - “Like A Female” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Like a female warrior, God fights to vanquish every kind of unfairness on earth. —Saint Hildegard of Bingen Her feast day is September 17. https://www.trinitystores.com/a... 

Sep 1 - “St. Anna the Prophetess” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Anna! "There was also a certain prophetess, Anna by name, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. She had seen many days, having lived seven years with her... 

Sep 1 - “St. Anna the Prophetess” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Anna! And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seve... 

Aug 31 - “St. Raymond Nonnatus” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Raymond! San Ramon was a 13th century Spanish priest who joined the Mercedarian order charged with the ransom of Christian captives from the Muslim... 

Aug 30 - “St. Jeanne Jugan” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day St. Jeanne! Jeanne was born in a small, impoverished fishing village. Her father was a fisherman named Joseph who was gone at sea most of the time and died when Jeann... 

Aug 29 - “Black Lives Matter Madonna” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath. “There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race. Scientifically, anthropologically, racism is a construct; a social construct. And it has benefits.... 

Aug 28 - “St. Augustine” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Augustine! Augustine, who was bishop of Hippo in North Africa, is recognized as a father of the early church and one of the preeminent influences in the development of... 

Aug 28 - “St. Moses the Ethiopian” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Moses! St. Moses was a ruffian in his youth. He had been a servant in an Egyptian household, but was sent away for bad behavior. He then became a leade... 

Aug 27 - “St. Monica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Monica! Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine, we give thanks to our Father in heaven who looked with mercy upon your tears over your wayward son. His conversion and he... 

Aug 25 - “St. Genesius” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Genesius! The leader of a troupe of actors in Rome, Genesius was a gifted actor, comedian and playwright. The emperor Diocletian, who was persecuting Christians, was k... 

Aug 24 - “Holy Child” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. A Child’s Prayer Infant Jesus meek and mild look on me a little child. Pity mine and pity me, suffer me to come to Thee. Heart of Jesus I adore Thee, heart of Mary ... 

Aug 23 - “St. Rose of Lima” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. This South American Saint's real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautif... 

Aug 23 - “St. Rose of Lima” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! St. Rose, first flower of sanctity in the New World, let the fragrance of thy virtues diffuse itself in our lives. Grant that we may imitate thy holy purity; obtain f... 

Aug 23 - “St. Rose of Lima” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! The life of this saint is like a rose among thorns. She was born into a poor, but upper class family in Peru, soon after the conquest. As a child she suff... 

Aug 22 - “Coronation of Mary” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Queen Mary! My Queen, My Mother, I offer myself entirely to thee. And to show my devotion to thee, I offer thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my hear... 

Aug 21 - “Our Lady of Knock” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Life was very tough for the people of Knock Ireland in 1879. The region had suffered greatly during a potato famine and recovery was not coming easily. In s... 

Aug 20 - “Kneading Dough” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened." ... 

Aug 19 - “St. Sarah and Abraham” © artwork by Julie Lonneman, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Sarah! "I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who ble... 

Aug 19 - “St. Sarah” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Sarah! Saint Sarah is the Old Testament Matriarch and wife of the Patriarch Abraham. She was the first female convert from paganism to the faith of her husband. ... 

Aug 18 - “Hell Hole” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears I hid from Him, and under running laughter. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/hell-hole  

Aug 17 - “Glory to God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Glory to God in the Highest Peace to His people on Earth. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/glory-god  

Aug 16 - “St. Roch” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Roch! Blessed Saint Roch you healed the sick and invalids by blessing them with the Sign of the Cross, I beg you to bestow your blessing on me. His fe... 

Aug 15 - “Assumption into Heaven” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast of the Assumption! As Catholics, we believe that Mary was assumed into Heaven both body and soul together, where she was crowned in glory Queen over all things. Mary... 

Aug 15 - “Assumption into Heaven” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast of the Assumption! "Rejoice with the Mother of God, with angels and saints, and celebrate this great feast: the Assumption of the Virgin Mary." "On eart... 

Aug 14 - “St. Maximilian Kolbe” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Max! As a prisoner in the WWII Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, Polish Conventual Franciscan Father Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take the place of a young husba... 

Aug 14 - “St. Maximilian Kolbe” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Max! St. Maximilian, amidst the hate and lonely misery of Auschwitz, you brought love into the lives of fellow captives, and sowed the seeds of hope amidst despair. Yo... 

Aug 13 - “St. Benhilde Romançon” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Benhilde! Upon meeting a Christian Brother one day in the marketplace, Pierre Romançon, aged 13, immediately decided to become a brother. He enrolled at the ... 

Aug 12 - “Victoria Díez” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Victoria! Victoria Díez y Bustos de Molina was the only child born to a devout Sevillian couple of modest means. She was a gifted and charming person who fostered a d... 

Aug 12 - “St. Jane Frances de Chantal” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Jane! Jane Frances de Chantal, wife, mother, widow, nun and founder of the Visitation order with St. Francis de Sales, experienced great trials of the sp... 

Aug 12 - “St. Jane de Chantal” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Jane! Prayer to St. Jane de Chantal O Holy Mother of the children of God! When shall I rest in your immortal arms? Our souls should be wholly consumed... 

Aug 11 - “St. Clare of Assisi” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Clare! Clare grew up in a castle in Italy with everything a thirteenth century girl could want, but Clare wanted to belong to God. At eighteen, she heard Francis... 

Aug 11 - “St. Clare of Assisi: Seraphic Matriarch” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Clare! In the year 1212, when she was 18 years old, St. Clare left behind the wealth and ease of her noble family and embraced the evange... 

Aug 11 - “St. Clare of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Clare! When she was 18 years old, Clare left behind the wealth and ease of her noble family and embraced the radical poverty of Jesus, which she had heard St... 

Aug 10 - “St. Lawrence” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lawrence! According to tradition San Lorenzo was of Spanish birth. He served as a deacon in Rome responsible for collecting and distributing alms to the po... 

Aug 9 - “St. Edith Stein” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Edith! From childhood Edith Stein was a brilliant scholar. She earned her doctorate at 25, studying under Edmund Husserl. Although an avowed atheist as a teenager... 

Aug 9 - “St. Edith Stein” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Edith! Child of the Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur, Daughter of Abraham, Bride of Christ, Seeker of truth, Scholar of the Church, Handmaid of Our Lad... 

Aug 9 - “St. Edith Stein of Auschwitz” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Edith! From childhood Edith Stein was a brilliant scholar. She earned her doctorate at age 25, studying under Philosopher Edmund Husserl. Although an... 

Aug 8 - “St. Dominic” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Dominic! Dominic de Guzman was a well-educated Spaniard from an illustrious family. He became a priest at twenty-five. When faced with the horrifying results of the relig... 

Aug 8 - “St. Dominic” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Dominic! May God the Father, who made us, bless us. May God the Son, who redeemed us, send healing into our midst. May God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life, move within us. ... 

Aug 8 - “St. Dominic Guzman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Dominic! At a time when clerical wealth and abuse had robbed the Roman church of credibility, a bright light arose in Spain. He was a quiet person named Domini... 

Aug 7 - “St. Claudia” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Claudia! Claudia was a princess, the daughter of British King, Caractacus, who was sent to Rome and imprisoned with him after he was defeated by Aulus Plautius. In Rome, Claudia... 

Aug 6 - “Jesus of Nazareth” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. (Detail from the icon Chalices of Mystery, Jesus and Mary Magdalene) “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) When John the... 

Aug 5 - “Our Lady of the Snows” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Prayer to Our Lady of the Snows Mary, Mother of God, it is our Christian belief that all who fashion their lives in imitation of your Son, Jesus Chri... 

Aug 4 - “St. John Baptist Vianney” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day St. John! I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would ra... 

Aug 4 - “St. John Vianney” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! …in that village there was a great deal of indifference and very little religious practice. The bishop had warned John Mary Vianney: "There is not much love ... 

Aug 4 - “St. John Vianney” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! O Jesus, Eternal Priest, look down with love upon Thy priests. Fill them with burning zeal for the conversion of sinners. Keep them within the shelte... 

Aug 3 - “St. Lydia Purpuraria” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Lydia! Lydia was from Thyatira, a town in Asia Minor. We don't know much about her and the second part of her name “Purpuraria” was not really her name, but ... 

Aug 2 - “St. Basil the Blessed of Moscow” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St Basil! Saint Basil the Blessed was born a serf in the middle of the fifteenth century. As a young man he became an apprentice to a cobbler, but by... 

Aug 1 - “St. Alphonsus Liguori” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Alphonsus! Know also that you will probably gain more by praying fifteen minutes before the Blessed Sacrament than by all the other spiritual exercises of the day. True... 

Aug 1 - “St. Alphonsus Liguori” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Alphonsus! Born in Naples, Alphonsus Liguori practiced law as a young man, but abandoned his career to become a priest. In 1732 he organized a group of miss... 

Jul 31 - “St. Ignatius Loyola” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Ignatius! San Ignacio de Loyola was a 16th century soldier of Basque noble descent. After being wounded in battle he underwent a spiritual conversion... 

Jul 31 - “St. Ignatius Loyola” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Ignatius! During a lengthy recuperation from a cannonball wound to his leg, Ignatius' only diversion was reading the two books available to him: a collection of l... 

Jul 31 - “St. Ignatius Loyola” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Ignatius! Ignatius Loyola was the son of a Basque Nobleman. He spent his early adult years as a soldier, until he was seriously wounded in a battle with the F... 

Jul 30 - “Bl. Solanus Casey Violin” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Bl. Solanus! “Worry is a weakness from which very few of us are entirely free. We must be on guard against this most insidious enemy of our peace of soul. I... 

Jul 30 - “Bl. Solanus Casey and Infant Jesus” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Bl. Solanus! “We should ever be grateful for and love the vocation to which God has called us. This applies to every vocation because, after all, ... 

Jul 30 - “Bl. Solanus Casey” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Bl. Solanus! Bernard Casey was born the sixth child of sixteen to Irish Catholic farmers in Wisconsin. Later, his work as a lumberjack, a prison guard and a trolley m... 

Jul 29 - “St. Martha” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Martha! "On their journey Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him to her home. She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet a... 

Jul 28 - “Bl. Stanley Rother” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Stanley! Padre A’plas (Father Francis), the name given him by the Tzutuhil Mayan Indians, was an unassuming farm boy from Oklahoma who found learning Latin difficu... 

Jul 27 - “Stripped” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Lord Jesus, you were stripped of your garments, exposed to shame, cast out of society. You took upon yourself the shame of Adam, and you healed it. You also take upon yourself the suf... 

Jul 26 - “St. Anne” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Anne! Everything we know about Anne comes from stories handed down through the ages. Nothing is certain, but Tradition tells us that Mary's parents were Anne and Joachim (pronounc... 

Jul 26 - “Sts. Ann and Joachim, Grandparents with Jesus” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Sts. Anne and Joachim! Good Saint Ann and Saint Joachim, parents of Mary and grandparents to Jesus, be with me and all grandpa... 

Jul 26 - “St. Anne” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Anne! Good St. Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with ... 

Jul 25 - “St. Christopher” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Christopher! Dear Saint Christopher, protect me today in all my travels along the road’s way. Give your warning sign if danger is near so that I may stop while the path... 

Jul 25 - “St. Christopher” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Christopher! All that is known of St. Christopher is that he died a martyr in Asia Minor in the third century. A church was built in his honor at Chaloedon as ear... 

Jul 24 - “St. Declan of Ardmore” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Declan! Years before Patrick arrived in Ireland, Saint Declan was the Bishop of Ardmore. As an ancient Saint, there are few details of his life, except that he ... 

Jul 24 - “St. Charbel Makhluf” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Charbel! Saint Charbel was born in a small village high in the mountains of Lebanon. As a child he herded his family's sheep. In 1851, he left his village a... 

Jul 24 - “St. Declan of Ardmore” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Declan! Little is known of St. Declan, except that he was a prince of the Decius tribe of Celts in Ireland. Years before St. Patrick arrived, he was consecr... 

Jul 23 - “Mary, Dawn on High” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day! https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-dawn-high  

Jul 22 - “St. Mary Magdalene” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Mary! What would it be like to witness the torture and murder of one whose presence to you had been inexpressible love? Memories of great forgiveness and greater... 

Jul 22 - “St. Mary Magdalene” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Mary! Saint Mary Magdalene has long been one of my favorite saints, especially at this stage in life, when I have come to know the pain of grief and the ... 

Jul 22 - “St. Mary Magdalene” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Mary! According to the ancient tradition of the East, Mary Magdalene was a wealthy woman from whom Christ expelled seven "demons." During the three years of Je... 

Jul 21 - “Pope Francis: Philly City Hall” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Pope Francis Visiting Philadelphia! “My excitement over Pope Francis visiting my beloved hometown of Philadelphia has resulted in this artwork of Philadelp... 

Jul 20 - “St. Maria Skobtsova” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Maria! Mother Maria Skobtsova is at first glance a startling candidate for Orthodox sainthood. A former Communist, married twice, and a mother of three childr... 

Jul 20 - “St. Elias the Prophet” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Elias! Elias the Prophet is greatly loved by Eastern Christians. His feast on July 20 is a solemn occasion. Nearby hills or mountains are dedicated to him a... 

Jul 19 - “St. Seraphim of Sarov” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Seraphim! Seraphim is one of the most loved Russian saints because of his gentle compassion and the palpable love with which he received the thousands of pi... 

Jul 18 - “Gentleness of Spirit” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Every morning, before anything else, ask God for gentleness of Spirit. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwor... 

Jul 17 - “The Good Shepherd” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Good Shepherd, who lays down His Life for His sheep, nourish Your people with the Bread of Life, that we may reflect Your likeness and enjoy the spring of Living Wate... 

Jul 16 - “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Nuestra Señora del Carmen is one of the many titles or advocations of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Christ. Under this title Mary is p... 

Jul 16 - “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! The ancient order of Mount Carmel takes Mary as it's patroness. Our Lady of Mount Carmel appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular in... 

Jul 16 - “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In the 11th century a group of Latin Rite hermits began living on Mount Carmel in Palestine, following the example of the Prophet Elias who had lived... 

Jul 15 - “Jesus Christ: Pantocrator” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek word Pantocrator means "Ruler of All." This icon depicts the divine majesty of the Creator under the human features of the Incarnate Son. Christ’s Gospel is ope... 

Jul 14 - “St. Kateri Tekakwitha” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Kateri! In the same Native village where Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil and John LaLande were killed ten years earlier, Kateri Tekakwitha was born to a Mohawk chief ... 

Jul 14 - “St. Kateri Tekakwitha” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Kateri! Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She was four years old when her mo... 

Jul 14 - “St. Kateri Tekakwitha of the Iroquois” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Kateri! Kateri Tekakwitha was born in the forests of what is now New York State. She was a member of the Mohawk Iroquois nation, the daughte... 

Jul 13 - “Mary, Mystical Rose” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Mother Mary! Holy Mary, Mystical Rose, you are the most beautiful flower created by God, in venerating you we praise God for his holiness and beauty. Her... 

Jul 12 - “St. Veronica” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Feast Day St. Veronica! St. Veronica, you gave Christ a towel on His way to Cavalry which He used to wipe the Precious Blood from His Holy Face. In return for this great act of ki... 

Jul 12 - “Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Feast Day Sts. Louis and Zélie! The Canonization of Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin, the parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (St.... 

Jul 12 - “Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin with St. Thérèse and Siblings” © icon by Paolo Orlando. Happy Feast Day Sts. Louis and Zélie! Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, are the first spouses who were not marty... 

Jul 11 - “Sts. Benedict and Scholastica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Benedict! Once a year, Benedict and Scholastica would meet together. During this annual visit, Benedict and Scholastica would talk about God for hours. ... 

Jul 11 - “St. Benedict of Nursia” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Benedict! Benedict was born to the Roman nobility. Twin brother of Saint Scholastica. He studied in Rome, Italy, but was dismayed by the lack of discipline and the lac... 

Jul 10 - “St. Thérèse of Lisieux” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. At last I have found my vocation. In the heart of the Church, I will be Love. —Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Her feast day is October 1. https://www.trinitystore... 

Jul 9 - “St. Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 Companions” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Augustine! St. Augustine Zhao Rong shares a July 9 feast day with 86 other Chinese Catholic martyrs: catechists, laborers and other converts... 

Jul 9 - “St. Andrew Wouters” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! How often we revel in seeing the speck in our brothers’ eye, avoiding the plank in our own. How easy it is from our moral high ground to judge our n... 

Jul 8 - “St. Cayetano” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Cayetano! Cayetano's saintliness comes from his immense compassion and giving. Stories of his miracles multiplied during his lifetime, and on his way to sain... 

Jul 8 - “St. Paul: Greet Sts. Priscilla and Aquila” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Sts. Priscilla and Aquila! Great Saints Priscilla and Aquila who work with me. Their feast day is July 8. https://www.trinitysto... 

Jul 7 - “Mary at the Cross” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Standing near the cross were Jesus' mother, and his mother's sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved... 

Jul 6 - “St. Maria Goretti” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Maria! Maria, born into a poor family in Italy, never learned to read or write. At the age of twelve, she received her first communion, something that she had desire... 

Jul 6 - “St. Maria Goretti” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Maria! Maria was born in Corinaldo, Italy, into the arms of Assunta and Luigi Goretti who worked as poor share-croppers. As 11 year old Maria was growing to be vir... 

Jul 5 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Saint Katharine Drexel gave up a vast fortune and founded the sisters of the Blessed Sacrament dedicated to the education of Native and African American children. Her fe... 

Jul 4 - “St. Andrei Rublev” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrei! Little is known of the life of St. Andrei, one of the geniuses in the world of art, and the patron saint of iconographers. He was a student of Byzantine ma... 

Jul 3 - “St. Kevin” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Saint Kevin, called the “wonder-worker of Ireland,” was the abbot of Glendalough monastery. He was born in 498 and records say he died in 618 at the age of 120. He was of royal descent, p... 

Jul 2 - “St. John Maximovitch of San Francisco” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! Archbishop John Maximovitch was born in southern Russia and fled with his family to Belgrade during the Communist Revolution. He taught... 

Jul 1 - “St. Junipero Serra” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Junipero! Miguel Jose Serra was born in Majorca, Spain in 1713. His parents were farmers and as Miguel grew, they noticed he was a gifted child as he excelled in hi... 

Jul 1 - “St. Junipero Serra” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Junipero! Saint Junipero Serra, your missionary zeal brought the light of Christ to millions. You endured so many hardships and labored so much that your work resonates tod... 

Jul 1 - “St. Junipero Serra” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Junipero! Junipero Serra was born on the Spanish island of Mallorca and joined the Franciscan Order when he was 16 years old. He was a brilliant student and bec... 

Jun 30 - “Last Supper” © icon by Joan Cole. The story of the Last Supper is about a wonderful invitation from Jesus to receive his gift! The last supper took place on the first day of Passover, or the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Jesus ... 

Jun 29 - “Immaculate Heart of Mary” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In this image of Mary, she is pictured with her Immaculate Heart aflame at the moment of the Annunciation when she learned that she would carry the C... 

Jun 29 - “Immaculate Heart of Mary” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is an ancient custom, tied to a passage from the Gospel of Luke that speaks of Mary’s heart, “(and a sword will pi... 

Jun 29 - “St. Peter” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient, Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let... 

Jun 28 - “Sacred Heart” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! Men have certainly contemplated the capacity of love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for two millennium, but in the seventeenth century, Jesus appeared to Saint Margaret Mary ... 

Jun 28 - “Sacred Heart” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacri... 

Jun 28 - “Sacred Heart” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day! Prayer to the Wounded Heart of Jesus O my most Loving and Gentle Jesus, I desire with all the affections of my heart, that all beings should praise Thee, honor Thee an... 

Jun 27 - “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! The miraculous Byzantine style icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help shows Mary holding a young Jesus frightened at the sight of the instruments of His... 

Jun 27 - “Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Virgin of Passion” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation ... 

Jun 27 - “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! This icon received the title "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" in Western Europe. The pose was first painted in the Balkan countries in the fourteent... 

Jun 26 - “St. Joseph of Nazareth” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. This icon depicts St. Joseph with the Christ Child, when Christ was presented in the Temple. By Jewish law, a mother had to bring an offering to the Temple and be purified 4... 

Jun 25 - “Our Lady of Medjugorje” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Since 1981, in a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina named Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world. Sh... 

Jun 24 - “St. John the Baptist” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. John! So they came to John and said to him, 'Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is comin... 

Jun 23 - “Be Like Little Children 3” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3) ... 

Jun 22 - “St. Thomas More” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! English lawyer, author, and statesman Thomas More was a leading humanist scholar and occupied many public offices, including that of Lord Chancellor from 1529... 

Jun 21 - “St. Aloysius Gonzaga” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Aloysius! As the eldest son of an aristocratic family, Aloysius Gonzaga was in line to inherit his father’s title and lands. The violence and frivolity of Rena... 

Jun 20 - “Fr. Tom’s Crucifix” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Gerry Straub, writer and documentary film maker shared the story of this relic of the January, 2010 earthquake in his book, Hidden in the Rubble. The artist viewed it on a tr... 

Jun 19 - “St. Joseph and Son” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayer to Saint Joseph Be mindful of us, O blessed Joseph, and intercede for us with thy foster-Son by the pleading of thy prayer: do thou, in like manner, render the ble... 

Jun 18 - “Son of David” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David! (Matthew 21:9) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/son-david  

Jun 17 - “Four Individuals and Four Dreams” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day “A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it... 

Jun 16 - “Stewards of God's Gifts” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Each of us has received grace-gifts from God. And, “as each has received a gift,” we are to “use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace... 

Jun 15 - “Lord of the Dance” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I danced in the morning When the world was begun, And I danced in the moon And the stars and the sun, And I came down from heaven And I danced on the earth, At Bethlehe... 

Jun 14 - “Holy Trinity” © icon by Joan Cole. We believe that the one God eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, co-equal and co-eternal, having precisely the same nature... 

Jun 13 - “St. Anthony of Padua” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Anthony! Dear Saint Anthony, your prayers obtained miracles during your lifetime. You still seem to move at ease in the realm of minor and major miracles. Saint Anthony,... 

Jun 13 - “St. Anthony of Padua” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Anthony! Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal. As a young man he joined the Augustinian Order, where he received an excellent education. At 25, he received p... 

Jun 12 - “Be Like Little Children 2” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3) https://www.trinity... 

Jun 11 - “Founders of the Srs. of St. Joseph” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The Congregation of St. Joseph traces its roots to the village of Lepuy, France, where, in 1650, six ordinary women, ranging in age from 15 to 46, formed a religious ... 

Jun 10 - “St. Daniel of Achinsk” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! St. Daniel was a poor Cossack from the Ukraine who fought in the War of 1812. He became an army officer when he returned from Paris. He also began r... 

Jun 9 - “St. Columba” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Columba! Saint Columba was an Irish monk who spread the Christian faith in Scotland and Northern England. He was a wonderful poet and the best copyist and illumination art... 

Jun 9 - “St. Columcill” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Columcill! O Lord, grant us that love which can never die, which will enkindle our lamps but not extinguish them, so that they may shine in us and bring light ... 

Jun 8 - “Our Lady of Light: Help of the Addicted” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, stands as a towering figure of light in the darkness. She is a timeless reminder of God’s abiding and gentle love for each ... 

Jun 7 - “Good Thief” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "Few were the words that the Thief uttered upon the cross, yet great was the faith that he showed. In one moment he was saved: he opened the gates of Paradise and was the first to enter... 

Jun 6 - “St. Norbert” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. St. Norbert was born about 1080 in the Rhineland and was ordained in 1115. He lived a life of penance and apostolate, and encouraged other clergy to do the same. This aroused ho... 

Jun 5 - “St. Boniface of Germany” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Boniface! Let us be neither dogs that do not bark nor silent onlookers nor paid servants who run away before the wolf. Instead let us be careful shepherds watching ove... 

Jun 4 - “The Korean Christ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM Since the moment of Christ's resurrection, the Church has become Christ, as has every member of the Church. This is an ancient teaching, going back to the Greek Fathers. For the ma... 

Jun 3 - “Virgin of Vladimir” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! According to legend this icon was first written by St. Luke the Evangelist. Around 1131 the icon was removed from Constantinople to Vishgorod near Kiev. From there it... 

Jun 3 - “Charles Lwanga” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Charles! Charles Lwanga, a convert to Christianity in 1885, was one of the Martyrs of Uganda. Most of the twenty-two who have been proclaimed saints were burned to deat... 

Jun 3 - “St. Athanasius” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Athanasius! "Chastity, thou precious pearl, found by few, even hated by some, and sought only by those who are worthy of thee! Thou art the joy of the prophet... 

Jun 2 - “Family Tree” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, fo... 

Jun 1 - “Extreme Humility (Weep Not For Me)” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. At the cross her station keeping. Stood the mournful Mother weeping Close to Jesus to the last. Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In th... 

May 31 - “Visitation Sun and Moon” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day! Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth and is praised by her as "blessed among women." (Luke 1:39-56) Feast day is May 31. https://www.trinitys... 

May 31 - “Visitation” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day! Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin mother of thine Incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping thy word: Grant us who honor... 

May 31 - “Windsock Visitation” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day! This image of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth was commissioned for the Monastery of the Visitation in north Minneapolis, a group of monastic sisters v... 

May 30 - “St. Joan of Arc” © icon by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Joan! Joan of Arc, a French farm girl, heard voices and saw visions of Saints Michael, Catherine and Margaret. They told her God wanted her to lead an army into battle,... 

May 30 - “St. Joan of Arc” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Joan! O Saint Joan of Arc, courageous woman soldier, called by God to fight and save your country from the enemy; grant that I, like you, may hear God’s call in my life and... 

May 30 - “St. Joan of Arc” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Joan! At the time of Joan’s birth in 1412 English troops had been fighting on French soil for some 75 years occupying much of the country and preventing the cor... 

May 29 - “Mary, Queen of the Apostles” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary is Queen of Apostles because she was chosen to be the Mother of Jesus Christ and to give Him to the world; she was made the Apostles’ Mother and our own by o... 

May 28 - “Healing River” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Let justice surge like water, and goodness like an unfailing stream. (Amos 5:24) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/healing-river  

May 27 - “Mary, Queen of the Prophets” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary was predestined in the eternal foreknowing counsel of God and she was prefigured by various figures and foretold by the Holy Spirit through the words of the pr... 

May 26 - “St. Philip Neri” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Philip! After a brief career in his native Florence, Philip Neri left the business world to pursue the spiritual longings of his heart in Rome. For seventeen year... 

May 25 - “St. Thérèse Doing the Dishes” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. A MORNING PRAYER WRITTEN BY ST. THERESE O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I... 

May 24 - “Christ the King” © icon by Joan Cole. That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in Heaven, on earth and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory... 

May 23 - “Mary, Queen of the Saints” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. When Pope Pius VII was a prisoner in France, he made a vow that if he were delivered, he would place a crown of gold on the statue of Our Lady of Loreto. He was freed... 

May 22 - “Mary, Queen of the Universe” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary queen of angels and the stars above a light to shine our way from the darkness of the night Mary you're the one to whom we give our hearts teach us how to pray... 

May 21 - “St. Toribio Romo” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Toribio! In its effort to become a modern state, Mexico has struggled for almost 2 centuries with oppressive structures inherited from its days as a Spanish colo... 

May 20 - “St. Bernardine of Siena” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Bernardine! St. Bernadine, the greatest preacher of his time, is especially known for his devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. The Franciscan priest traveled t... 

May 19 - “St. Catherine of Siena” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “Be wo God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” –Saint Catherine of Siena Her feast day is April 29. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/s... 

May 18 - “Care for God’s Creation” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are call... 

May 17 - “St. Pascal Baylon” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Pascal! San Pascual was a 16th century Spanish shepherd who became a Franciscan lay brother. He served his fellow Franciscans in various capacities and... 

May 16 - “St. Brendan the Navigator” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Brendan! Prayer of St. Brendan Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fres... 

May 15 - “Our Lady of the Harvest” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Maronites, Eastern Catholics and Orthodox churches celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Harvest. Historically, the Irish celebrated the Festival of... 

May 15 - “St. Dymphna” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Dymphna! Dymphna was the daughter of a Christian woman and a pagan king. When she was 14, she Consecrated herself to God. Shortly after, her mother died. Her father wa... 

May 15 - “Sts. Isidore and Maria” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Sts. Isidore and Maria! Isidore and his wife Maria worked on a farm near Madrid. They were ordinary Spanish peasants who spent their entire lives in one place.... 

May 14 - “St. Matthias the Apostle” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Matthais! Saint Matthias, pray that we may become worthy witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus in the way we live the eternal life we have right n... 

May 13 - “Julian of Norwich” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day Julian! Very few details are known about the life of Julian of Norwich. She was an anchoress who lived in a special cell attached to the parish church of St. Jul... 

May 12 - “Christ the Dreamer” © icon by Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. “God asks us little and gives us a lot. He asks us to open our hearts and to welcome Him and the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters.” –Pope Francis This paint... 

May 11 - “Queen of Heaven” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Hail, O you who have become a kingly throne; hail, O you who carry Him who carries all! Hail, O Star who manifests the Sun, hail, O womb of the divine Incarnation! Hail... 

May 10 - “St. Damien of Molokai” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Damien! Joseph DeVeuster, originally from Belgium, was a priest in the congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Sent to Hawaii, he volunteered to go... 

May 10 - “St. Damien the Leper” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Damien! Damien de Veuster volunteered to go as a missionary to Hawaii when he was 23 years old. Blessed with physical strength, he was also a skilled carpent... 

May 2 - “Mary, Undoer of Knots” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Pope Francis is responsible for the spread of devotion to Mary as the one who untangles the knots in our lives. This devotion originated in Germany in the 17th century. The f... 

May 8 - “Our Lady of Lujan” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Accept this offering, (mention your request), sweet Queen of Heaven and Earth, and obtain for me from your dear Son, Jesus Christ, the favors I ask through you... 

May 7 - “St. Stanislaus of Krakow” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Stanislaus! Stanislaus, bishop of Krakow, spoke truth to power and was martyred for it. In 1079, Stanislaus excommunicated King Boleslaus II for his immoral p... 

May 6 - “Jesus Christ - Eternal High Priest” © icon by Joan Cole. Although there are tens of thousands of priests in the Catholic Church, there is, in the most proper sense of the word, only one Priest, and that Priest is Jesus Christ. All ... 

May 5 - “Holy Trinity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "For since the Father brings forth the Son, and through the Son, together with the Son brings forth the Holy Spirit, God the Father through the Son and with the Holy Spirit is the princ... 

May 4 - “Three Kings” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The enemy of peace is indifference which makes us think only of ourselves and creates barriers, suspicions, and fears. —Pope Francis https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/thr... 

May 3 - “Christ the Teacher” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image was inspired by the scene in Luke 4 when Jesus returns to the synagogue in Nazareth and opens the scroll to read. The writings on the blackboard behind Jesus are... 

May 2 - “Christ the Bridegroom” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Old Testament prophets, and mystics ever since, have searched for ways to describe God’s love for humankind. They have compared God to father, mother, bridegroom, lover.... 

May 01 - “St. Joseph the Worker” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! Dear St. Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherl... 

May 1 - “Rivers of Living Water” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. "From within Him, Rivers of Living Water shall flow." https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/rivers-living-water  

Apr 30 - “Bl. Pauline” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Memorial Day Bl. Pauline! Pauline von Mallinckrodt was born on June 3, 1817, in Minden, Westphalia (Germany). Her family's wealth and prestige did not close her mind to the hardship... 

Apr 29 - “St. Catherine of Siena” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’ look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ cr... 

Apr 29 - “St. Catherine of Siena” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Catherine Benincasa was twenty-third of twenty-five children, a gift the world would probably not have received with today's smaller families! Matu... 

Apr 29 - “St. Catherine of Siena” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Catherine of Siena was the 24th child of a prosperous Sienese wool dyer. From childhood she felt called to a life dedicated completely to spirit... 

Apr 28 - “Divine Mercy” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! The Divine Mercy devotion comes from the revelations of an uneducated Polish nun in the 1930's. Sister Faustina (now a saint) was entrusted with the message to help the wo... 

Apr 28 - “Divine Mercy” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! I demand from you deeds of mercy which are to arise out of love for me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to excu... 

Apr 28 - “Divine Mercy” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day! The visionary St. Faustina (Maria Faustina Kowalska) was a unique and simple soul that communed with our Lord much of her life, joining a religious order in 1925. In ... 

Apr 27 - “Virgin of Montserrat - Black Madonna” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! The whole of Montserrat is built around facilitating the worship of the Black Madonna in the Basilica. The Black Madonna was believed to have been ... 

Apr 27 - “St. Zita” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Zita! Zita was only twelve when she was sent to be a servant for a wealthy Italian family. She worked hard and was very good and pious, but nobody in the household liked Zi... 

Apr 26 - “Suffering Servant” © artwork by Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground... 

Apr 25 - “St. Pedro Betancur” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pedro! This Spanish shepherd traveled to Guatemala when he was 23 years old, hoping to improve his lot. When he arrived, however, he was so destitute that he h... 

Apr 24 - “Salumu Maria 'Hail Mary' in Swahili” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. "Come to the aid of your people who have fallen and yet strive to rise again. Oh Clement, Oh Loving, Oh Sweet Virgin Mary." https://www.trinitystores.co... 

Apr 23 - “St. George of Lydda” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. George! Several stories have been attached to Saint George, the best known of which is “The Golden Legend.” In it, a dragon lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Whole... 

Apr 22 - “St. Francis, Le Fou de Dieu” © icon by Fr. Michael, Reyes, OFM. "What else are the servants of God but God's minstrels, whose work is to lift up people's heart to spiritual joy, that they might love God gladly." —St Francis of A... 

Apr 21 - “Easter Morning” © artwork By Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Easter Love On Easter we celebrate love, love coming down from heaven, love blanketing the earth in a transforming embrace; unique and infinite love, giving more than w... 

Apr 21 - “Resurrection - Descent into Hades” © icon by Joan Cole. Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit. In it he we... 

Apr 21 - “Resurrection - Myrrh Bearing Women” © icon by Joan Cole. About the beginning of His thirty-second year, when the Lord Jesus was going throughout Galilee, preaching and working miracles, many women who had received of His beneficenc... 

Apr 20 - “Seraphic Christ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. On the feast of the Holy Cross in 1224, Christ appeared to St. Francis while he prayed on a Tuscan mountain named La Verna. In this appearance, Christ had the fiery wings of a serap... 

Apr 19 - “St. Emma” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Emma! Lord, Our God, You alone are Holy, and nobody is good without Your help. Grant that, at the intercession of Blessed Emma, we may model our life according to Your ... 

Apr 19 - “Crucifixion” © icon by Joan Cole. The account of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in the Gospels begins with his scourging. The Roman soldiers then mocked him as the “King of the Jews” by clothing him in a purple robe and a crown of... 

Apr 19 - “San Damiano Crucifix” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. After a pampered youth of wealth and luxury, St. Francis left everything behind in order to find himself and God. He wandered alone through the forests and fields outside Assis... 

Apr 18 - “Garden Madonna” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, most pure Virgin and Mother of God, I remind thee of the blessed moment when thou didst see for the first time thy newly born Child and folded Him in thy arms. Throu... 

Apr 17 - “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Juana! Considered by many as one of the greatest Latin American poets, and an early fighter for women’s rights, Sor Juana was born an illegitimate child... 

Apr 16 - “St. Bernadette of Lourdes” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Bernadette! St. Bernadette was born into a peasant family in the French Pyrenees. The family was forced to move several times during her childhood becau... 

Apr 15 - “Many Gifts” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Lord Christ, we ask you to spread our tables with your mercy. And may you bless with your gentle hands the good thing you have given us. We know that whatever we have comes from you. Thus wh... 

Apr 14 - “No Storm Can Shake My Inmost Calm” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Whoever we are, we need just to settle down and look to Jesus, the One who is eternally still, the calm before the storm, and during and after it. Be still, ... 

Apr 13 - “Mary, Seat of Wisdom” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Seat of Wisdom” means Temple or Throne of Wisdom. This name is most appropriate to Mary, for Wisdom is a Scriptural name of Our Lord. In the Books of Wisdom of the Old ... 

Apr 12 - “Mother of God: Mother of the Streets” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Each year, larger numbers of homeless people live in the streets of modern cities. These people may be jobless workers, battered women, the untreated mentally i... 

Apr 11 - “St. Gemma Galgani” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Gemma! Gemma endured poverty and ill health throughout her life. Because she was unable to finish her schooling, she could not realize her desire to become a Passio... 

Apr 10 - “Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Fr. Pierre! A Jesuit priest, philosopher and scientist (paleontologist), he was often in trouble with the church he served. However, writer Thomas Ber... 

Apr 9 - “Dietrich Bonhoeffer” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Dietrich! “If I see a madman driving a car into a group of innocent bystanders, then I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe and then comfort... 

Apr 8 - “Our Lady of Korsun” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek letters in the upper corners of the icon are the abbreviations for "Mother of God." Those near Christ’s shoulders are abbreviations for "Jesus Christ." The stars on M... 

April 07 – “Jesus Writing In The Sand” © artwork by Lewis Glanzman Then each went to his own house, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to ... 

Apr 6 - “Captive Daughter of Zion” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For centuries Christians have called Mary the Ark of the Covenant. As they used other Jewish titles for her, seldom have they accepted the fact that she was a Jew. If Mary h... 

Apr 5 - “Thank You Prayer” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. If the only prayer you say in your entire life is Thank You, that will be enough. —Meister Eckhart https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/thank-you-prayer  

Apr 4 - “St. Benedict the Black” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Benedict! Benedict’s parents were brought from Africa as slaves to Sicily. He was born a slave but was set free in his youth. His temperament was refined... 

Apr 3 - “Today's Challenge” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. To live Jesus is to live the Gospel. It is today's challenge. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/todays-challenge  

Apr 2 - “Navaho Madonna” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In northern New Mexico and Arizona, the Navaho people preserve an ancient way of life on a remnant of what was once their land. Their history and their art bear witness to the strength... 

Apr 1 - “Christ of Maryknoll” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. I have named this icon “Christ of Maryknoll” because Maryknoll and Orbis Books mean so much to me. Both endeavor to see the Christ among the least of us, and to serve the Ch... 

Mar 31 - “St. Innocent of Alaska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Innocent! St. Innocent began his ecclesiastical career as a married priest in Siberia. In 1824 he and his family were sent to the Aleutian Islands, where h... 

Mar 31 - “Lent, 4th Sunday: Healing of the Blind Man” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, "Go w... 

Mar 30 - “Sr. Thea Bowman: Precious Lord” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Thea! I don't try to make sense of suffering. I try to make sense of life...I try each day to see God's will...I console myself with the o... 

Mar 30 - “Sr. Thea Bowman: I'll Be Singing Up There” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Thea! I'll be singing up there. I'll be singing up there. Come on up to bright glory. I'll be singing up there. If you mi... 

Mar 30 - “Thea Bowman: Let Your Light Shine” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Sr. Thea! “Let your light shine.” “Walk your talk.” “God didn’t give you your light only to sit on it.” —Sr. Thea Bowman... 

Mar 29 - “St. Francis, Jongleur de Dieu” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Le Jongleur de Dieu Holy foolishness weaves through Judaeo-Christian spirituality like a brilliantly colored thread, tying the prophets of ancient Israel to Dorothy... 

Mar 28 - “Mary of Nazareth” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior; he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed;... 

Mar 27 - “Work for Justice” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. If you want peace, work for justice. —Blessed Pope Paul VI His feast day is September 26. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/work-justice  

Mar 26 - “Children of Abraham” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Abraham sits on golden clouds in Paradise, with the countless stars of the heavens behind him. In Chapter 22 of Genesis God promised him that his descendants would be as numerou... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that sharing in what is less He may make me share in what is greater.... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates Angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38) and his announcement that she had been chosen to be the mother of ... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that sharing in what is less He may make me share in what is greater.... 

Mar 24 - “Oscar Romero” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Oscar! Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do a... 

Mar 24 - “Lent, 3rd Sunday: The Woman at the Well” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey... 

Mar 24 - “Oscar Romero” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Oscar! The model for bishop in the ancient church was a shepherd who walked before his people through whatever dangers they might face. He stood among the poor and the ... 

Mar 23 - “St. Basil of Mangazeya” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Basil! St. Basil is one of a number of Russian saints referred to as “Passion-bearers,” because in accepting unjust suffering with patience and even lo... 

Mar 22 - “Queen of Heaven, Mother of Earth” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs... 

Mar 21 - “Mary, Star of the Sea” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. In this image, Mary bears the Light of the World beneath her cape and calms the stormy seas of our hearts. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-star-sea  

Mar 20 - “Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Vita Mutatur, Non Tollitur (Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/life-changed-not-taken-away  

Mar 19 - “St. Joseph and Child Jesus” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! O glorious St. Joseph, to you God committed the care of His only begotten Son amid the many dangers of this world. We come to you and ask you to take unde... 

Mar 19 - “St. Joseph of Nazareth” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! This icon depicts St. Joseph with the Christ Child, when Christ was presented in the Temple. By Jewish law, a mother had to bring an offering to t... 

Mar 19 - “St. Joseph and Christ Child” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Joseph! (Excerpt from Dom Prosper Gueranger’s prayer to St Joseph) “We Praise and glorify you, O happy saint! We hail you as the spouse of the Que... 

Mar 18 - “La Conquistadora” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. The oldest continuously venerated image of Mary in the U.S. arrived in Santa Fe in 1626 with Spanish Friars. Her country of origin is a mystery and she has had an adventurous life. O... 

Mar 17 - “St. Patrick” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Patrick! St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to I... 

Mar 17 - “Lent, 2nd Sunday: Climbing Mount Tabor” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone ... 

Mar 16 - “Gospel Feast” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. With all the angels, saints and holy ones: Let us come to the gospel feast. Awaiting the heavenly banquet in the fullness of time: Let us come to the gospel feast. htt... 

Mar 15 - “St. Louise de Marillac” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Louise! Louise de Marillac was the illegitimate daughter of a French nobleman. Although he provided for her and loved her dearly, he died when she was 13 y... 

Mar 14 - “Madonna of the Holocaust” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. God of Our Fathers, let the ashes of the children incinerated in Auschwitz, the rivers of blood spilled at Babbi Yar or Majdanek, be a warning to mankind that hatred ... 

Mar 13 - “Our Lady of Brooklyn” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. This image shows Mary bringing the Infant Jesus into Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn is a borough of New York City filled with excitement, challenges, fun, turbulence,... 

Mar 12 - “St. Gregory the Great” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Gregory! Saint Gregory was a great man of the church who did many things in his life time. He was born in Rome in about 540, his father was a wealthy senator.... 

Mar 11 - “The Meeting of Sts. Francis and Clare” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. St. John wrote that God is love. "God is friendship", echoed St. Aelred. Like holiness, friendship is best understood when it is incarnated. One of the riche... 

Mar 10 - “Lent, 1st Sunday: Jesus in the Desert” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter a... 

Mar 9 - “St. Catherine of Bologna” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Saint Catherine was born in Italy to a noble family. She became a companion to a princess at a young age and received a very fine education in al... 

Mar 8 - “St. John of God” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! In 1537, Granada, Spain was a bustling city, growing ever more wealthy due to the explorations of the adventuresome explorers of the New World. However, as ... 

Mar 7 - “Sts. Perpetua and Felicity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Perpetua! Sts. Perpetua and Felicity were North African friends martyred for their Christian faith in the amphitheater at Carthage. We know precise det... 

“David” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. After God rejected the foolish and corrupt Saul, Israel's first king, He sent Samuel to Bethlehem to anoint David as the successor. The transition would be gradual however. David returned to caring for th... 

Mar 6 - “4th Station, Jesus Meets His Mother” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Holy Mary, Mother of the Lord, you remained faithful when the disciples fled. Just as you believed when the angel announced to you what was incredible – t... 

Mar 4 - “St. Charbel Makhluf” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Saint Charbel was born in a small village high in the mountains of Lebanon. As a child he herded his family's sheep. In 1851, he left his village and became a Maronite monk. ... 

Mar 3 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Katharine! Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family. As a young woman she became aware of the suffering of Native Americans on the newly ... 

Mar 2 - “Bl. Henry Suso” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Bl. Henry! A German noble who joined the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) at age 13, Henry was a loyal student of Meister Eckhardt. Eckhardt’s impact on him was pow... 

Mar 1 - “O What a Morn!” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Let us bless the Lord Jesus, Who in the womb of the Virgin Mary became one of us. Blessed be God forever. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/o-what-morn  

Feb 28 - “Our Lady of Grace” © artwork by Brenda Nippert Saint Catherine Laboure, a young nun in France was visited by Mary in 1830. Our Lady appeared with outstretched hands from which streamed rays of light which she said represented the g... 

Feb 27 - “Shepherds Should Smell Like Their Sheep” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Shepherds Should Smell Like Their Sheep. —Pope Francis https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/shepherds-should-smell-their-sheep  

Feb 26 - “Jesus: Light of the World” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12) is the second of seven “I AM” declarations of Jesus, recorded only in John’s gospel, that point to His unique div... 

Feb 25 - “Call to Family and Community” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society—in economics and politics, in law and policy—directly affects human dignity and the... 

Feb 24 - “Marguerite Naseau” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Marguerite! At the age of 20, Marguerite Naseau, the eldest of nine children and a poor, uneducated shepherdess, decided to teach children to read. But first she had... 

Feb 22 - “Mother of Mercy” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. O Mary, Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, we pray and ask you to remember the sorrowful and suffering in your heart, to take their petitions to God, and to comfort them in their agon... 

Feb 21 - “Christ Enthroned” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. This icon depicts the Christ in eschatological glory. The blue spheres around him, without beginning or end, represent eternity, and the red squares represent time. The Greek lette... 

Feb 20 - “Come to the Table” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Under the oak at Mamre, Abraham entertained heavenly messengers. Desert hospitality required one to offer refreshment, yet he was eager. Sharing food is delight, generating fruits... 

Feb 19 - “St. Gabriel Archangel” © icon by Joan Cole. “… and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2) This breath blankets mountains, trees, water and a buffalo skull. A green owl looks out from un... 

Feb 18 - “The Widow's Mite” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "He saw the rich putting their offerings into the treasury, and also a poor widow putting in two copper coins. At that he said: 'I assure you, this poor widow has put more than all the... 

Feb 17 - “Our Lady of the Snows” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Improbable as it is for snow to fall during August, history tells of a snowfall that seemed more impossible, namely in Rome, Italy. August 5th, 352 AD, snow fell during the night ... 

Jan 16 - “Mary, Undoer of Knots” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Pope Francis is responsible for the spread of devotion to Mary as the one who untangles the knots in our lives. This devotion originated in Germany in the 17th century. The f... 

Feb 15 - “Our Lady, Queen of Peace” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country, watch... 

Feb 14 - “St. Valentine” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Valentine! A PRAYER TO ST. VALENTINE Dear Saint and glorious martyr; Teach us to love unselfishly and to find great joy in giving. Enable all true lovers to... 

Feb 13 - “Woman at the Well” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)... 

Feb 12 - “Christ of the Desert” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Out of the deserts of the Middle East comes an ancient Christian tradition. Although it has been overshadowed by the Greek and Latin traditions, it is their equal in dignity an... 

Feb 11 - “St. Abigail” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Abigail! St. Abigail, more commonly known as St. Gobnait or Deborah, was a medieval Irish saint born around the 6th century in County Clare, Ireland. According to tradition, A... 

Feb 10 - “Sts. Benedict and Scholastica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Scholastica! Once a year, Benedict and Scholastica would meet together. During this annual visit, Benedict and Scholastica would talk about God for hour... 

Feb 9 - “St. Miguel Febres Cordero Munoz” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Miguel! Miguel Cordero was a native of Ecuador. He was taught by the de la Salle Christian Brothers, and decided to join their order. His parents ... 

Feb 8 - “St. Josephine Bakhita” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Josephine! Bakhita came from the Daju people in western Sudan. Arab slave traders abducted her when she was a young girl. Forced to convert to Islam, she wa... 

Feb 7 - “Jesus and the Holy Innocents” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus is represented as a youthful Good Shepherd of biracial (Latino and Vietnamese) descent, surrounded by the children of Bethlehem martyred by Herod's soldiers i... 

Feb 6 - “St. Philip of Jesus” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Philip! St. Philip of Jesus is the first native saint of the Americas. Though he died in Japan, he was born in Mexico City. He followed his older brother int... 

Feb 5 - “St. Agatha” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Agatha! O, Saint Agatha, we celebrate your faith, dignity and martyrdom. Protect us and inspire us to overcome adversity. O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, me... 

Feb 4 - “Bangalore Nun” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in India. It was erected as the Diocese of Bangalo... 

Feb 3 - “Bread Lines” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The table fellowship of Christians implies obligation. It is our daily bread that we eat, not my own. We share our bread. Thus we are firmly bound to one another not only in the Spirit but i... 

Feb 2 - “Our Lady of Good Success” © art by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! During the late fifteenth and early late sixteenth centuries, Mary appeared to a holy Spanish Conceptionist nun who was abbess of a convent in Quito, Ecuador, Mothe... 

Feb 1 - “St. Brigid of Ireland” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Brigid! Most revered of all of Ireland’s early female saints, Brigid was born of pagan\Christian parentage, and raised in the fosterage (early Irish practic... 

Jan 31 - “St. John Bosco” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. John! John Bosco was famous for his work with wayward boys, and for founding the Salesians who work worldwide today, to better the lives of the under privileged. John'... 

Jan 30 - “St. Pelagia of Diveyevo” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pelagia! Saint Blessed Pelagia’s family pushed her into an unhappy marriage when she was a young woman. In time she began acting like a fool. Her husb... 

Jan 29 - “St. Blath” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Blath! Though not much is known about Saint Blath, we do know that she was Saint Brigid's cook. There are stories of a miracle concerning Blath where an almost empty dear... 

Jan 28 - “St. Thomas Aquinas” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher and Dominican priest who is considered by many to be the Church's greatest theologian. His best known work, the Summa Theo... 

Jan 27 - “St. Angela Merici” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Angela! Born between 1470-75 on Lake Garda in Desenzano, Italy, the young Angela grew up in a loving family where she imitated saints. She worked hard in the fami... 

Jan 26 - “St. Timothy” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Timothy! Timothy is one of the first generations of Christians in the New Testament. His father was Greek and his mother, Eunice, was a Jewish-Christian. His grandmother,... 

Jan 25 - “St. Paul” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take i... 

Jan 24 - “St. Francis de Sales” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! St. Francis of Sales, born in Châteaux de Sales, Savoy, France, on August 21, 1567, worked in law before becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He... 

Jan 23 - “St. Marianne Cope” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Marianne! Marianne Cope came to the U.S. from Germany when she was only a year old. She grew up in Utica New York and joined the Sisters of Saint Francis, an order... 

Jan 22 - “St. Vincent Pallotti” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! St. Vincent Pallotti lived his entire life in Rome, the city of his birth. He was ordained a Catholic priest when he was 23 years old. His spiritual... 

Jan 21 - “St. Agnes” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast St. Agnes! One of the most beloved of female saints, Saint Agnes is renowned for her virginity and for keeping her faith under torture. A girl of only 12 or 13 at the time of her death, Sa... 

Jan 20 - “St. Sebastian” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Sebastian! St. Sebastian was an undercover Christian for most of his life. He was born into the nobility and joined the Roman Imperial army to keep his cover as a typical noble pag... 

Jan 19 - “Come to the Water” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. All you who are thirsty, come to the water! Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Forsake your wicked ways and sinful devices. Turn to the LORD for ... 

Jan 18 - “Tom Dooley” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Tom! Tom Dooley's parents hoped that he would become a concert pianist and sent him to the Julliard School of Music as a teenager. This was not the path that Tom wanted for... 

Jan 16 - “Mary, Undoer of Knots” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Pope Francis is responsible for the spread of devotion to Mary as the one who untangles the knots in our lives. This devotion originated in Germany in the 17th century. The f... 

Jan 15 - “St. Ita” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Ita! Born of noble parents, Saint Ita was given the name Diedre. Her mother was a princess and her father a chieftain. Even as a child, Ita was so good and holy that no o... 

Jan 14 - “Christ Sophia: The Word of God” © icon by Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. This icon celebrates the profound harmony that can exist between Eastern and Western spiritualities. Asian peoples who encounter the Gospel of Christ bring to it thou... 

Jan 13 - “Pope Francis” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Like St. Francis, his papal name... 

Jan 12 - “St. Aelred of Rievaulx” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Aelred! Aelred lived in northern Britain at the time when Norman cultural values were displacing more ancient Celtic ways. He was himself most likely a Cel... 

Jan 11 - “Jesus I Love You - Lesos Konoronhkwa” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Konoronhkwa in Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language has a deeper meaning than “I love you.” It is an interconnected, deep love, caring and compassion to... 

Jan 10 - “St. Paul of Obnora” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! St. Paul was born into a noble family near Moscow. When his parents arranged a marriage for him, he secretly left his family home and entered a distant... 

Jan 9 - “Venerable Br. Polycarp” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Br. Polycarp! Born in the French countryside, tending sheep in the foothills of the Alps, Br. Polycarp’s roots and temperament were almost opposite those of ... 

Jan 8 - “Japanese Christ, the Pearl of Great Price” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. When missionaries first arrived in Japan in the 16th century, they presented Christian theology with European trappings. They also encouraged Japanese conve... 

Jan 7 - “Christ the Student” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This painting depicts Jesus as a student at the age of twelve. According to the gospel of Luke, He sat amidst the teachers in the Temple in Jerusalem, asking them questions ... 

Jan 6 - “St. André Bessette” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. André! Orphaned at age 12, in chronically poor health and poorly educated, Alfred Bessette began to wander here and there in search of work. During the ensuing th... 

Jan 5 - “St. John Neumann” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! This American saint was born in Bohemia in 1811. He was looking forward to being ordained in 1835 when the bishop decided there would be no more ordin... 

Jan 4 - “St. Elizabeth Seton” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born two years before the Declaration of Independence, in New York City. She married William Seton when she was 18 years ol... 

Jan 3 - “Apache Christ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. No people in North American history have suffered as much from stereotypes as have the Apaches. A proud, monotheistic people of the desert and mountains, their history are strikingly ... 

Jan 1 - “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This beli... 

Dec 31 - “Gold Tested in Fire” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. “My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; t... 

Dec 30 - “Christmas Holy Family” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. "The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has be... 

Dec 29 - “St. Thomas Becket” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Remember then how our fathers worked out their salvation; remember the sufferings through which the Church has grown, and the storms the ship of Peter has weathered... 

Dec 28 - “Jesus” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." —Jesus quoted by John 3:16 The woman said to Him, "... 

Dec 27 - “St. John the Evangelist” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! Saint John the Apostle, also called Saint John the Evangelist or Saint John the Divine (flourished 1st century ce), in Christian tradition, t... 

Dec 26 - “St. Stephen” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Stephen! Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr and one of the first deacons of the Christian Church. He was one of seven men selected and ordained by th... 

Dec 25 - “Christmas Light” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. May the gentle light of Christmas brighten your new year. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/christmas-light  

Dec 24 “Adam and Eve” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day! Adan y Eva are the primordial man and woman found in the book of Genesis. God commanded the couple not to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge or they would su... 

Dec 23 “Gift of Christmas” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Every day of life is God's Gift. May you receive it with love and live it fully and well. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/gift-christmas  

Dec 22 - “Madonna and Child with Cherubs” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Savior of the nations, come; Virgin's Son, make here your home! Marvel now, O heaven and earth, That the Lord chose such a birth. —Traditional Carol (Veni, Rede... 

Dec 21 - “Compassion Mandala” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "…have no fear of human sin. Love people, even in their sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all of God’s creation. The whol... 

Dec 20 - “Lion of Judah” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. In Genesis 49, Jacob, near death gives a testament to all his sons. Judah, though not the oldest, was given his fathers’ preference. In Gen. 49:8, Jacob states that his brothers wil... 

Dec 19 - “Movement” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century--solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to ... 

Dec 18 - “All Are Welcome” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and vision... 

Dec 17 - “St. Daniel the Prophet” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! The story of Daniel in the lion's den teaches us about the promises and faithfulness of God, even if we feel like everything has been lost. King Darius wa... 

Dec 16 - “St. Miriam Dancing in Darkness” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Miriam! Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and w... 

Dec 15 - “Hold Fast to God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now. (Joshua 23:8) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/hold-fast-god  

Dec 14 - “St. John of the Cross” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! As a child, John of the Cross grew up in extreme poverty in the slums where Islamic converts or their descendants lived in northern Spain. One of his... 

Dec 13 - “St. Lucy” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lucy! Santa Lucia was a 4th century Christian martyr from Syracuse who had vowed her virginity to God. For three years she managed to rebuff the advances of a ... 

Dec 12 - “Our Lady of Guadalupe” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! “… I am ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the true God from whom all life has come, of the Creator, close to whom is everything, the Lord of heaven ... 

Dec 11 - “Jesus Christ: Liberator” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek letters in the cross in Christ’s halo are the divine name revealed to Moses in the burning bush: "I am who am." The inscriptions in the upper corners of the ico... 

Dec 10 - “Our Lady of Loreto” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Our Lady of Loreto is an ancient statue which stands in the Holy house of Loreto which is the house that Mary lived in when the Annunciation took place. Th... 

Dec 9 - “St. Juan Diego and the Miracle of Guadalupe” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Juan! Ten years after the bloody Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Mother of God appeared to an Aztec craftsman named Juan Diego. She a... 

Dec 8 - “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! The Immaculate Conception refers to the dogma that Mary was conceived without original sin. It attests to her perfect purity in possessing sanctif... 

Dec 7 - “St. Joseph's Workshop” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Blessed are you St. Joseph, witness of the glory of God here on earth! Blessed and glorified be God who chose you! Blessed and glorified be the Son who obeyed you! Ble... 

Dec 6 - “St. Nicholas of Myra” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Nick! In the Eastern Church, St. Nicholas is considered the canon -- the "measuring stick" -- for bishops. He is not remembered because he was an exceptional... 

Dec 5 - “Be Like Little Children” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ... 

Dec 4 - “St. Barbara” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Barbara! Santa Barbara was a 3rd century convert to Christianity from Nicomedia during the persecutions of Maximinus. Barbara’s father, a pagan, imprisone... 

Dec 3 - “Mary, Mother of Mercy” © art by Brenda Nippert. As the mother of the merciful Jesus, who through His great Mercy gave her to us as our mother as well, Mary, Mother of Mercy is a mirror of the merciful love of God. She invites all o... 

Dec 2 - “Four Church Women of El Salvador” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day! A few days before her death, as part of a retreat liturgical service, Sr. Ita was asked to read a quote from martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero: “... 

Dec 1 - “Bl. Charles de Foucauld” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Charles! Charles de Foucauld lived as a hermit in Northern Africa. The black rocks behind him in the icon represent the volcanic formations of the Hoggar hig... 

Nov 30 - “Sts. Andrew and Francis of Assisi” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! St. Andrew, “Troparion,” first called of all Christ’s apostles, and St. Francis, first called of Christ’s renewed church (“…bu... 

Nov 29 - “Dorothy Day, 1938” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Dorothy! “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart." —Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement. http... 

Nov 28 - “St. Catherine Labouré” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Zoe Labouré took the name Catherine when she joined the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France. As a young novice in 1830, Catherine was awakened i... 

Nov 27 - “Our Lady of the Divine Providence” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image of Our Lady is special to the people of Puerto Rico. Nuestra Senora de la Divina Providencia, pray for us! https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork... 

Nov 26 - “Jesus: Fish Fry With Friends” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave t... 

Nov 25 - “Christ the King” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in Heaven, on earth and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ ... 

Nov 24 - “St. Andrew Dung-Lac” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! From its introduction in Vietnam in the 16th Century, Catholicism was seen by authorities as something foreign and was persecuted various times. Perha... 

Nov 22 - “St. Cecilia” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Cecilia! To die for Christ is not to sacrifice one’s youth, but to renew it. –Saint Cecilia I am only too happy to suffer all kinds of torments for the confession of Jesu... 

Nov 21 - “Mary, Gate of Heaven” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. (John 10:14-15) ... 

Nov 20 - “The Potter” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands. (Isaiah 64:7) https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/potter  

Nov 19 - “St. Francis de Sales, Sr. Thea Bowman, St. John XXIII Mandala” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. —Saint Francis de Sales Remember who you are and whose you a... 

Nov 18 - “St. Rose Duchesne” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! Rose was ever concerned about the plight of Native Americans and much of her work was devoted to educating them, caring for their sick, and working ... 

Nov 17 - “St. Elizabeth of Hungary” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess married at the age of thirteen. She spun wool and baked bread for the poor every day. She had a hospital buil... 

Nov 17 - “St. Elizabeth of Hungary” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess married at the age of thirteen. She spun wool and baked bread for the poor every day. She had a hospital buil... 

Nov 16 - “St. Margaret of Scotland” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret! Here Margaret is depicted with a book to symbolize her promotion of the arts, education and religious reform in her adopted country of Scotland. Th... 

Nov 16 - “Martyrs of the Jesuit University” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day! In the early morning hours of November 16, 1989, government troops forced their way into the Jesuit residence of the Central American University ... 

Nov 15 - “St. Albert the Great” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Albert! St. Albert was known as the "teacher of everything there is to know," was a scientist long before the age of science, was considered a wizard and magician in hi... 

Nov 14 - “Sleep In Heavenly Peace” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Silent night Holy night All is calm all is bright 'Round yon virgin Mother and Child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace https://www.trinitystores... 

Nov 13 - “St. Frances Cabrini” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Frances! Francesca Cabrini tried to enter two different religious orders in her native Italy, but was turned down by both because of her poor health. In 1880... 

Nov 12 - “Jesus Writing In The Sand” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Then each went to his own house, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to hi... 

Nov 11 - “St. Martin of Tours” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Blessed saint, you were born under pagan ways but since your childhood you were chosen to be a Prince of the Church and, as Bishop of Tours, many souls were redee... 

Nov 10 - “Mary, Our Lady of Refuge” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Refuge of sinners, pray for us. O Mary, pray for us, and save us. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-our-lady-refuge  

Nov 9 - “Sr. Thea Bowman and Dorothy Day” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith. —Sister Thea Bowman Love casts out fear, ... 

Nov 8 - “Called to One Table” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The fellowship of the table teaches Christians that here they still eat the perishable bread of the earthly pilgrimage. But if they share this bread with one another, they... 

Nov 7 - “St. Francis, Father of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The writings of St. Francis are filled with an insistence that God alone is good. His entire spiritual life was based on this realization. Whatever we accomplish, w... 

Nov 6 - “St. Leonard of Noblac” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Leonard! The son of a nobleman, Leonard was a member of the royal court in France. He could have just enjoyed it - being popular, wearing the nicest clothes, e... 

Nov 5 - “St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptizer” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth was a descendant in the priestly line of Aaron. She and her husband, Zachariah, a Temple priest, lived an upright and blameless... 

Nov 4 - “St. Charles Borromeo” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Charles! Born into a family of nobility and wealth, Charles Borromeo was created a cardinal at the age of 22. He did not cling to riches or privilege but rather s... 

Nov 3 - “St. Martin de Porres” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Martin de Porres was the unwanted child of a Spanish Grandee and a freed African slave. He was born in Lima, Peru scarcely forty years after the blo... 

Nov 2 - “Return of the Prodigal” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus said, "A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.' So the father divided the property betw... 

Nov 1 - “Communion of Saints” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Saints! The communion of saints brings together the present, past and future and makes sense of life. We have not lost those who have gone on before us. Th... 

Oct 31 - “Blessed Virgin Mary” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "...The Virgin's name was Mary. Upon arriving, the angel said to her, 'Rejoice, O highly favored daughter! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.' She was deeply tro... 

Oct 30 - “Holy Trinity” © icon by Joan Cole We believe that the one God eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, co-equal and co-eternal, having precisely the same nature a... 

Oct 29 - “Sr. Helen Prejean” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Sister Helen Prejean, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is best known for her prison ministry which began in 1981. While living in the St. Thomas housing project in New Orle... 

Oct 28 - “St. Jude the Apostle” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Jude! Very little is known of the Apostle Jude except that he was one of Jesus’ cousins. One of the Epistles in the New Testament is ascribed to him. Acco... 

Oct 27 - “Sts. Francis de Sales and Vincent de Paul” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Prayer of St. Francis de Sales Be at Peace Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope as they ari... 

Oct 26 - “Mary, Mother of God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, our model and mother, by your obedience and patience you have taught us how to be true children of God. Please help us by your powerful assistance to overcome all our... 

Oct 25 - “St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayers to St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, date back almost as far as Our Lord’s time! Although he came from King David’s noble lineage, St. Joseph li... 

Oct 24 - “St. Raphael and Tobias” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Raphael! The story of how the Archangel Raphael helped a young man named Tobias is found in the Old Testament Book of Tobit. When Tobias is sent by his bl... 

Oct 23 - “Mary, Promised Land” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there ... 

Oct 22 - “St. John Paul II” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John Paul! “As we celebrate the Passion of the Lord and take part in the Via Crucis, we cannot forget the power of this love which gives itself without measur... 

Oct 21 - “Strive To See God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Strive to see God in all things without exception. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/strive-see-god  

Oct 20 - “St. Paul of the Cross” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Born into a middle-class family in Piedmont, Italy, Paul Danei volunteered for the army when he was about 20 years old, only to discover that he was... 

Oct 19 - “St. Isaac Jogues” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Isaac! Issac Jogues was a French Jesuit who was sent as a missionary to North America when he was 29 years old. During the remaining ten years of his life, he e... 

Oct 18 - “St. Luke the Evangelist” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Luke! Saint Luke, in your gospel, you show us the beauty of holiness. Help us to reflect the image of Christ in the way we live our lives. Saint Luk... 

Oct 17 - “St. Margaret Mary Alacoque” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret Mary! Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus. Her... 

Oct 16 - “St. Marguerite d'Youville” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Marguerite! Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais was born at Varennes, Quebec on October 15, 1701. Marguerite was no stranger to suffering starting... 

Oct 15 - “St. Teresa of Avila” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! St. Teresa of Avila is one of the greatest teachers of the spiritual life in the history of the church. She wrote four major books about prayer and l... 

Oct 14 - “St. John XXIII” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I want to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can see in. —Saint John XXIII His feast day is October 11. https://www.trinitys... 

Oct 13 - “We Should Live In This World” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. We should live in this world as though our spirits were already in heaven. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. https://www.trinitysto... 

Oct 12 - “Communion” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. “The Eucharist is something more than simply receiving Christ. It supposes that we satisfy his hunger. Christ invites us, “Come to me.” Christ hungers for souls. Nowhere in the ... 

Oct 11 - “St. John XXIII” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! John XXIII confounded the stale prudence of Rome with holy simplicity. After the long and austere papacy of Pius XII, the aging John had been elected as an ... 

Oct 10 - “Option for the Poor and Vulnerable” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls th... 

Oct 9 - “Bl. John Henry Newman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day John! Cardinal Newman represents the best in Roman Catholic scholarship, which is the reason Catholic centers on college campuses in the United States are named... 

Oct 8 - “St. Pelagia” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Pelagia! Like a fragrant rose growing from thorns who was shown to the Church through your virtuous deeds and was a source of joy for the faithful. You did of... 

Oct 7 - “Our Lady of the Rosary” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! The Bible tells us that Mary treasured all the things that happened concerning her Holy Son in her heart. The Rosary, certainly one of the most popular de... 

Oct 7 - “Mary, Queen of the Rosary” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your req... 

Oct 6 - “Saintly Tea Party” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image was originally created for the British cover of Robert Ellsberg's book on women saints entitled, Blessed Among Women. In keeping with the British theme I chose a t... 

Oct 5 - “St. Faustina Kowalska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Faustina! Faustina came from a poor farming family in Poland. Having only attended school for three years, when she entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Merc... 

Oct 4 - “St. Francis of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Francis was a universal person whose love extended across boundaries of class, religion and race. His reverence for everything led him to call anim... 

Oct 3 - “St. Mother Théodore Guérin” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Mother Théodore! Born in France near the end of the French Revolution, Anne Therese Guérin knew by the time she was ten that she wanted to be a nun. Whe... 

Oct 3 - “St. Mother Théodore Guérin” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Mother Théodore! "Go, sell everything you own, and give the money to the poor... then come, follow me". These words have inspired countless Chr... 

Oct 2 - “Guardian Angel with Girl” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! Dear Angel, in His goodness God gave you to me to guide, protect, and enlighten me, and to bring me back to the right way when I go astray. Encourage me when I am dishe... 

Oct 2 - “Guardian Angel with Boy” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day! Guardian Angel from heaven so bright, Watching beside me to lead me aright, Fold thy wings round me, and guard me with love, Softly sing songs to me of heaven above. ... 

Oct 1 - “St. Thérèse of Lisieux” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Thérèse! Until recent times it was difficult to find a Catholic Church without a statue of Thérèse of Lisieux. While statues seem less in vogue since... 

Sep 30 - “St. Jerome” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Jerome! San Geronimo was a 4th century scholar, monk, and hermit. After many years of travel, scholarship, and study Geronimo finally settled in Bethlehem whe... 

Sep 29 - “St. Michael Archangel” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Michael! This icons inception was the initiation of the US war against Iraq, March, 2003. Fear and national security led us into conflict. May prayer and fait... 

Sep 28 - “St. Lorenzo Ruiz” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Ruiz! Prior to being falsely accused of killing a Spaniard, Lorenzo Ruiz lived a contented and religious life with his wife and three children. He sought asylum on b... 

Sep 27 - “St. Vincent de Paul” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! For St. Vincent de Paul, becoming a priest meant escaping his family’s poverty into a life of clerical ease. His first ten years as a priest were s... 

Sep 26 - “St. Paul VI” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! The post Vatican II era was an exciting time to grow up Catholic. I confess to a soft spot in my heart for Pope Paul VI, the pope whom I most remember from my child... 

Sep 25 - “Our Lady of Hope” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, our Hope, have pity on us. Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/our-lady-hope  

Sep 20 - “St. Andrew Kim Taegon” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! Andrew Kim Taegon's parents were Korean nobles who converted to Christianity. His father was also a martyr. After his baptism at age the age of 15, he ... 

Sep 19 - “Our Lady of La Salette” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Back in 1846, two children, Melanie and Maximin, were tending sheep in the French Alps. They saw a brilliant light and went closer to investigate, when... 

Sep 18 - “Mary, Our Lady of Peace” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. O Loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to do your Will and leave us His Peace. Through the intercession and example of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen... 

Sep 17 - “St. Hildegard of Bingen” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Hildegard! St. Hildegard was the tenth child of a noble German family. She was promised to the church and raised from the time she was 8 years old in a h... 

Sep 16 - “Tree of Life” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions ... 

Sep 15 - “Mary, Mother of Sorrows” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Mary Our Mother! O holy Mother, most afflicted by the bitter sorrow which you endured at the foot of the cross during the three hours' agony of Jesus: we... 

Sep 13 - “St. John Crysostom” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day St. John! When you are before the altar where Christ reposes, you ought no longer to think that you are amongst men; but believe that there are troops of angels and archangels... 

Sep 12 - “Prince of Peace” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Pr... 

Sep 11 - “Mater Dolorosa - Mother of Sorrows” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Our Mother of Sorrows offers healing liniment to those suffering from the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Old Spanish and Mexican images of Our Lady of Sorrows as ... 

Sep 10 - “Mother of the Disappeared” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For Catholic peoples of Latin America, the Sorrowful Mother - Madre Dolorosa - is a central image in their life. Her statue stands in most churches, clothed in black. Ma... 

Sep 9 - “St. Peter Claver” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! While the United States is well-known for its African slaves, millions of Africans were also shipped as slaves to various countries in South America. Cart... 

Sep 8 - “Mary, Daughter of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Mother Mary! “Blessed are you, O Mary, daughter of the poor, who became mother of the Lord of kings. In your womb He has dwelt in whose praise the heaven... 

Sep 7 - “When You Come Before the Lord” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. When you come before the Lord, talk to Him if you can. If you can’t, just stay there, let yourself be seen. Don’t try too hard to do anything else. —Saint... 

Sep 6 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta: Gift of Silence” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. This icon is in honor of the simple servant of God officially canonized September 4, 2016. Founder of the Missionaries of Charity, she spent a lifetime in serv... 

Sep 5 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! "I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look only at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person... 

Sep 4 - “Virgin of Consolation” © icon by Joan Cole. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! O Mary Immaculate, our Mother and Consolation, I take refuge in thy most loving heart with all the confidence of which I am capable; thou shalt be the dearest ob... 

Sep 3 - “Fountain of Wisdom” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Draw water joyfully at the fountain of salvation. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/fountain-wisdom  

Sep 2 - “Like A Female” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Like a female warrior, God fights to vanquish every kind of unfairness on earth. —Saint Hildegard of Bingen Her feast day is September 17. https://www.trinitystores.com/a... 

Sep 1 - “St. Anna the Prophetess” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Anna! And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband sev... 

Aug 31 - “St. Raymond Nonnatus” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Raymond! San Ramon was a 13th century Spanish priest who joined the Mercedarian order charged with the ransom of Christian captives from the Musli... 

Aug 28 - “St. Augustine” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Augustine! Augustine, who was bishop of Hippo in North Africa, is recognized as a father of the early church and one of the preeminent influences in the development o... 

Aug 27 - “St. Monica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Monica! Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine, we give thanks to our Father in heaven who looked with mercy upon your tears over your wayward son. His conversion and h... 

Aug 23 - “St. Rose of Lima” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! The life of this saint is like a rose among thorns. She was born into a poor, but upper class family in Peru, soon after the conquest. As a child she suf... 

Aug 22 - “Coronation of Mary” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Queen Mary! My Queen, My Mother, I offer myself entirely to thee. And to show my devotion to thee, I offer thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my hea... 

Aug 21 - “Our Lady of Knock” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Life was very tough for the people of Knock Ireland in 1879. The region had suffered greatly during a potato famine and recovery was not coming easily. In s... 

Aug 20 - “Kneading Dough” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened." ... 

Aug 19 - “St. Sarah” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Saint Sarah is the Old Testament Matriarch and wife of the Patriarch Abraham. She was the first female convert from paganism to the faith of her husband. She was part of God’s co... 

Aug 18 - “Hell Hole” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears I hid from Him, and under running laughter. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/hel... 

Aug 17 - “Glory to God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Glory to God in the Highest Peace to His people on Earth. https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/glory-god  

Aug 16 - “St. Roch” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Roch! San Roque was a 14th century French layman who devoted himself to caring for victims of the plague. Eventually he succumbed to the disease himself and w... 

Aug 15 - “Assumption into Heaven” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast of the Assumption! "Rejoice with the Mother of God, with angels and saints, and celebrate this great feast: the Assumption of the Virgin Mary." "On ear... 

Aug 14 - “St. Maximilian Kolbe” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Max! Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan friar imprisoned by the Nazi Gestapo at Auschwitz in 1941 because of his work as a Catholic publisher. Because he w... 

Aug 13 - “St. Benhilde Romançon” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Benhilde! Upon meeting a Christian Brother one day in the marketplace, Pierre Romançon, aged 13, immediately decided to become a brother. He enrolled at the... 

Aug 11 - “St. Clare of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Clare! When she was 18 years old, Clare left behind the wealth and ease of her noble family and embraced the radical poverty of Jesus, which she had heard S... 

Aug 10 - “St. Lawrence” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lawrence! According to tradition San Lorenzo was of Spanish birth. He served as a deacon in Rome responsible for collecting and distributing alms to the p... 

Aug 9 - “St. Edith Stein of Auschwitz” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Edith! From childhood Edith Stein was a brilliant scholar. She earned her doctorate at age 25, studying under Philosopher Edmund Husserl. Although a... 

Aug 8 - “St. Dominic Guzman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Dominic! At a time when clerical wealth and abuse had robbed the Roman church of credibility, a bright light arose in Spain. He was a quiet person named Domin... 

Aug 7 - “The Good Shepherd” © silhouette art by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. (John 10:14-1... 

Aug 6 - “Jesus of Nazareth” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. (Detail from the icon Chalices of Mystery, Jesus and Mary Magdalene) “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) When John the... 

Aug 5 - “Our Lady of the Snows” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Improbable as it is for snow to fall during August, history tells of a snowfall that seemed more impossible, namely in Rome, Italy. August 5th, 352 AD, sn... 

Aug 4 - “St. John Vianney” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! …in that village there was a great deal of indifference and very little religious practice. The bishop had warned John Mary Vianney: "There is not much love... 

Aug 3 - “St. Lydia Purpuraria” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Lydia! Lydia was from Thyatira, a town in Asia Minor. We don't know much about her and the second part of her name “Purpuraria” was not really her name, but ... 

Aug 2 - “St. Basil the Blessed of Moscow” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St Basil! Saint Basil the Blessed was born a serf in the middle of the fifteenth century. As a young man he became an apprentice to a cobbler, but by... 

Aug 1 - “St. Alphonsus Liguori” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Alphonsus! Born in Naples, Alphonsus Liguori practiced law as a young man, but abandoned his career to become a priest. In 1732 he organized a group of mis... 

Jul 31 - “St. Ignatius Loyola” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Ignatius! Ignatius Loyola was the son of a Basque Nobleman. He spent his early adult years as a soldier, until he was seriously wounded in a battle with the F... 

Jul 30 - “Bl. Solanus Casey” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Bl. Solanus! Bernard Casey was born the sixth child of sixteen to Irish Catholic farmers in Wisconsin. Later, his work as a lumberjack, a prison guard and a trolley ... 

Jul 29 - “St. Martha” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Martha! "On their journey Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him to her home. She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet a... 

Jul 28 - “Bl. Stanley Rother” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Stanley! Padre A’plas (Father Francis), the name given him by the Tzutuhil Mayan Indians, was an unassuming farm boy from Oklahoma who found learning Latin difficu... 

Jul 27 - “Stripped” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Lord Jesus, you were stripped of your garments, exposed to shame, cast out of society. You took upon yourself the shame of Adam, and you healed it. You also take upon yourself the suf... 

Jul 26 - “Sts. Joachim and Anne” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day Sts. Joachim and Anne! God of our ancestors, you gave Saints Joachim and Anne the privilege of being the parents of Mary, the mother of your incarnate Son. May thei... 

Jul 25 - “St. Christopher” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Christopher! All that is known of St. Christopher is that he died a martyr in Asia Minor in the third century. A church was built in his honor at Chaloedon as ear... 

Jul 24 - “St. Declan of Ardmore” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Declan! Little is known of St. Declan, except that he was a prince of the Decius tribe of Celts in Ireland. Years before St. Patrick arrived, he was consecr... 

Jul 23 - “Mary, Dawn on High” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day! Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-dawn-high  

Jul 22 - “St. Mary Magdalene” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Mary! According to the ancient tradition of the East, Mary Magdalene was a wealthy woman from whom Christ expelled seven "demons." During the three years of Je... 

Jul 21 - “Pope Francis: Philly City Hall” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Pope Francis Visiting Philadelphia! “My excitement over Pope Francis visiting my beloved hometown of Philadelphia has resulted in this artwork of Philadelp... 

Jul 20 - “St. Elias the Prophet” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Elias! Elias the Prophet is greatly loved by Eastern Christians. His feast on July 20 is a solemn occasion. Nearby hills or mountains are dedicated to him a... 

Jul 19 - “St. Seraphim of Sarov” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Seraphim! Seraphim is one of the most loved Russian saints because of his gentle compassion and the palpable love with which he received the thousands of pi... 

Jul 18 - “Gentleness of Spirit” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Every morning, before anything else, ask God for gentleness of Spirit. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. Read more https://www.trinitystores.... 

Jul 16 - “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In the 11th century a group of Latin Rite hermits began living on Mount Carmel in Palestine, following the example of the Prophet Elias who had lived... 

Jul 15 - “Jesus Christ: Pantocrator” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek word Pantocrator means "Ruler of All." This icon depicts the divine majesty of the Creator under the human features of the Incarnate Son. Christ’s Gospel is ope... 

Jul 14 - “St. Kateri Tekakwitha of the Iroquois” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Kateri! Kateri Tekakwitha was born in the forests of what is now New York State. She was a member of the Mohawk Iroquois nation, the daughte... 

Jul 13 - “Mother of the Disappeared” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For Catholic peoples of Latin America, the Sorrowful Mother - Madre Dolorosa - is a central image in their life. Her statue stands in most churches, clothed in black. Mary... 

Jul 12 - “Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin with St. Thérèse and Siblings” © icon by Paolo Orlando. Happy Feast Day Sts. Louis and Zélie! Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, are the first spouses who were not marty... 

Jul 11 - “Doctors of the Church Mandala” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The truly holy person welcomes all that is earthly. —Saint Hildegard of Bingen Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. —Saint Teresa of Avila Let us... 

Jul 10 - “St. Thérèse of Lisieux” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. At last I have found my vocation. In the heart of the Church, I will be Love. —Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Her feast day is October 1. Read more https://www.tr... 

Jul 9 - “St. Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 Companions” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Augustine! St. Augustine Zhao Rong shares a July 9 feast day with 86 other Chinese Catholic martyrs: catechists, laborers and other converts... 

Jul 8 - “St. Paul: Greet Sts. Priscilla and Aquila” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Sts. Priscilla and Aquila! Great Saints Priscilla and Aquila who work with me. Their feast day is July 8. Read more https://www.... 

Jul 7 - “Mary at the Cross” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Standing near the cross were Jesus' mother, and his mother's sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved... 

Jul 6 - “St. Maria Goretti” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Maria! Maria, born into a poor family in Italy, never learned to read or write. At the age of twelve, she received her first communion, something that she had desire... 

Jul 5 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Saint Katharine Drexel gave up a vast fortune and founded the sisters of the Blessed Sacrament dedicated to the education of Native and African American children. Her fe... 

Jul 3 - “St. Kevin” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Saint Kevin, called the “wonder-worker of Ireland,” was the abbot of Glendalough monastery. He was born in 498 and records say he died in 618 at the age of 120. He was of royal descent, p... 

Jul 2 - “St. John Maximovitch of San Francisco” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! Archbishop John Maximovitch was born in southern Russia and fled with his family to Belgrade during the Communist Revolution. He taught... 

Jul 1 - “St. Junipero Serra” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Junipero! Junipero Serra was born on the Spanish island of Mallorca and joined the Franciscan Order when he was 16 years old. He was a brilliant student and bec... 

Jun 29 - “St. Peter” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! Peter, who was also known as Simon Peter of Cephas, is considered the first Pope. Despite his papacy, Peter had humble beginnings and became one of the Twelve Apostl... 

Jun 28 - “Be Like Little Children 3” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3) ... 

Jun 27 - “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! This icon received the title "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" in Western Europe. The pose was first painted in the Balkan countries in the fourteent... 

Jun 26 - “St. Joseph of Nazareth” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. This icon depicts St. Joseph with the Christ Child, when Christ was presented in the Temple. By Jewish law, a mother had to bring an offering to the Temple and be purified 4... 

Jun 25 - “Our Lady of Medjugorje” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Since 1981, in a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina named Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world. Sh... 

Jun 24 - “St. John the Baptist” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. John! So they came to John and said to him, 'Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is comin... 

Jun 23 - “Sacred Heart” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day! Prayer to the Wounded Heart of Jesus O my most Loving and Gentle Jesus, I desire with all the affections of my heart, that all beings should praise Thee, honor Thee... 

Jun 22 - “St. Thomas More” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! English lawyer, author, and statesman Thomas More was a leading humanist scholar and occupied many public offices, including that of Lord Chancellor from 1529... 

Jun 21 - “St. Aloysius Gonzaga” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Aloysius! As the eldest son of an aristocratic family, Aloysius Gonzaga was in line to inherit his father’s title and lands. The violence and frivolity of Rena... 

Jun 20 - “Fr. Tom’s Crucifix” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Gerry Straub, writer and documentary film maker shared the story of this relic of the January, 2010 earthquake in his book, Hidden in the Rubble. The artist viewed it on a tr... 

Jun 19 - “St. Joseph and Son” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayer to Saint Joseph Be mindful of us, O blessed Joseph, and intercede for us with thy foster-Son by the pleading of thy prayer: do thou, in like manner, render the ble... 

Jun 18 - “Son of David” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David! (Matthew 21:9) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/son-d... 

Jun 17 - “Leaf in Mud” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens." (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/leaf-mud  

Jun 13 - “St. Anthony of Padua” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Anthony! Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal. As a young man he joined the Augustinian Order, where he received an excellent education. At 25, he received p... 

Jun 12 - “Be Like Little Children 2” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3) Read more https://... 

Jun 11 - “Founders of the Srs. of St. Joseph” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The Congregation of St. Joseph traces its roots to the village of Lepuy, France, where, in 1650, six ordinary women, ranging in age from 15 to 46, formed a religious ... 

Jun 10 - “St. Daniel of Achinsk” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! St. Daniel was a poor Cossack from the Ukraine who fought in the War of 1812. He became an army officer when he returned from Paris. He also began r... 

Jun 9 - “St. Columcill” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Columcill O Lord, grant us that love which can never die, which will enkindle our lamps but not extinguish them, so that they may shine in us and bring light t... 

Jun 8 - “Our Lady of Light: Help of the Addicted” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, stands as a towering figure of light in the darkness. She is a timeless reminder of God’s abiding and gentle love for each ... 

Jun 7 - “One Heart, One Soul” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Sts. Francis de Sales and Jane Frances de Chantal had a deep and beautiful relationship, a true friendship of souls. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/one... 

Jun 6 - “St. Norbert” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. St. Norbert was born about 1080 in the Rhineland and was ordained in 1115. He lived a life of penance and apostolate, and encouraged other clergy to do the same. This aroused ho... 

Jun 5 - “Parable of the Seed” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil... 

Jun 4 - “Immaculate Heart of Mary” © icon by Lewis Williams. Happy Feast Day! Traditional Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary In this image of Mary, she is pictured with her Immaculate Heart aflame at the moment of the Annunciation when... 

Jun 3 - “Charles Lwanga” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Charles! Charles Lwanga, a convert to Christianity in 1885, was one of the Martyrs of Uganda. Most of the twenty-two who have been proclaimed saints were burned to deat... 

Jun 2 - “Family Tree” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, fo... 

Jun 1 - “Jesus and Mary Magdalene” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. At the cross her station keeping. Stood the mournful Mother weeping Close to Jesus to the last. Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In that mother... 

May 31 - “Windsock Visitation” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day! This image of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth was commissioned for the Monastery of the Visitation in north Minneapolis, a group of monastic sisters v... 

May 30 - “St. Joan of Arc” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Joan! At the time of Joan’s birth in 1412 English troops had been fighting on French soil for some 75 years occupying much of the country and preventing the cor... 

May 29 - “Mary, Queen of the Apostles” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary is Queen of Apostles because she was chosen to be the Mother of Jesus Christ and to give Him to the world; she was made the Apostles’ Mother and our own by o... 

May 28 - “Healing River” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Let justice surge like water, and goodness like an unfailing stream. (Amos 5:24) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/healing-river  

May 27 - “Mary, Queen of the Prophets” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary was predestined in the eternal foreknowing counsel of God and she was prefigured by various figures and foretold by the Holy Spirit through the words of the pr... 

May 26 - “St. Philip Neri” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Philip! After a brief career in his native Florence, Philip Neri left the business world to pursue the spiritual longings of his heart in Rome. For seventeen year... 

May 25 - “St. Thérèse Doing the Dishes” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. A MORNING PRAYER WRITTEN BY ST. THERESE O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I... 

May 24 - “The Peacemakers” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/peacemakers  

May 23 - “Mary, Queen of the Saints” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. When Pope Pius VII was a prisoner in France, he made a vow that if he were delivered, he would place a crown of gold on the statue of Our Lady of Loreto. He was freed... 

May 22 - “Mary, Queen of the Universe” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary queen of angels and the stars above a light to shine our way from the darkness of the night Mary you're the one to whom we give our hearts teach us how to pray... 

May 21 - “St. Toribio Romo” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Toribio! In its effort to become a modern state, Mexico has struggled for almost 2 centuries with oppressive structures inherited from its days as a Spanish colo... 

May 18 - “Parable of the Seed” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soi... 

May 16 - “St. Brendan the Navigator” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Brendan! Prayer of St. Brendan Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fres... 

May 15 - “Sts. Isidore and Maria” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Isidore! Isidore and his wife Maria worked on a farm near Madrid. They were ordinary Spanish peasants who spent their entire lives in one place. Isidore wa... 

May 14 - “St. Matthias the Apostle” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Matthais! Saint Matthias, pray that we may become worthy witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus in the way we live the eternal life we have right n... 

May 13 – “All Apostles At Ascension” artwork by Br. Mickey O’Neill McGrath, OSFS. The Ascension of Jesus is the departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God. Jesus, in the company of the disciples, is taken up in their sight... 

May 13 - “Our Lady of Fatima” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In 1917, Mary appeared several times to Lucia dos Santos, and Francisco & Jacinta Marto in Fatima Portugal. Our Lady of Fatima gave them an important mess... 

May 12 - “Tree In Eden” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. ..."he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord." (Isaiah 51:3) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/tree-eden  

May 11 - “Queen of Heaven” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Hail, O you who have become a kingly throne; hail, O you who carry Him who carries all! Hail, O Star who manifests the Sun, hail, O womb of the divine Incarnation! Hail... 

May 10 - “St. Damien the Leper” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Damien! Damien de Veuster volunteered to go as a missionary to Hawaii when he was 23 years old. Blessed with physical strength, he was also a skilled carpen... 

May 9 - “Psalm Prayer” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Psalms 9... 

May 8 - “Our Lady of Lujan” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Accept this offering, (mention your request), sweet Queen of Heaven and Earth, and obtain for me from your dear Son, Jesus Christ, the favors I ask through yo... 

May 7 - “St. Stanislaus of Krakow” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Stanislaus! Stanislaus, bishop of Krakow, spoke truth to power and was martyred for it. In 1079, Stanislaus excommunicated King Boleslaus II for his immoral p... 

May 6 - “As Jesus Commanded” © artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ. “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/jesus-... 

May 5 - “Holy Trinity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "For since the Father brings forth the Son, and through the Son, together with the Son brings forth the Holy Spirit, God the Father through the Son and with the Holy Spirit is the princ... 

May 4 - “Three Kings” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The enemy of peace is indifference which makes us think only of ourselves and creates barriers, suspicions, and fears. —Pope Francis Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/a... 

May 3 - “Christ the Teacher” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image was inspired by the scene in Luke 4 when Jesus returns to the synagogue in Nazareth and opens the scroll to read. The writings on the blackboard behind Jesus are... 

May 2 - “Christ the Bridegroom” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Old Testament prophets, and mystics ever since, have searched for ways to describe God’s love for humankind. They have compared God to father, mother, bridegroom, lover.... 

Apr 30 - “Bl. Pauline” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Memorial Day Bl. Pauline! Pauline von Mallinckrodt was born on June 3, 1817, in Minden, Westphalia (Germany). Her family's wealth and prestige did not close her mind to the hardship... 

Apr 28 - “St. Gianna Beretta Molla” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Gianna! Gianna Beretta Molla, an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother, is best known for refusing an abortion when she was pregnant with her fourth child, d... 

Apr 27 - “St. Zita” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Zita! Zita was only twelve when she was sent to be a servant for a wealthy Italian family. She worked hard and was very good and pious, but nobody in the household liked Zi... 

Apr 26 - “Suffering Servant” © artwork by Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground... 

Apr 25 - “St. Pedro Betancur” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pedro! This Spanish shepherd traveled to Guatemala when he was 23 years old, hoping to improve his lot. When he arrived, however, he was so destitute that he h... 

Apr 24 - “Salumu Maria 'Hail Mary' in Swahili” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. "Come to the aid of your people who have fallen and yet strive to rise again. Oh Clement, Oh Loving, Oh Sweet Virgin Mary." Read more https://www.trinit... 

Apr 23 - “Mary: Expect Miracles” © artwork by Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Inspired by a very old Italian painting, this image of Mary reminds us that every day of life is pregnant with possibility, a miracle waiting to be revealed. Read more ht... 

Apr 22 - “St. Francis, Le Fou de Dieu” © icon by Fr. Michael, Reyes, OFM. "What else are the servants of God but God's minstrels, whose work is to lift up people's heart to spiritual joy, that they might love God gladly." —St Francis of A... 

Apr 21 - “Christ of Maryknoll” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. I have named this icon “Christ of Maryknoll” because Maryknoll and Orbis Books mean so much to me. Both endeavor to see the Christ among the least of us, and to serve the Ch... 

Apr 20 - “Seraphic Christ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. On the feast of the Holy Cross in 1224, Christ appeared to St. Francis while he prayed on a Tuscan mountain named La Verna. In this appearance, Christ had the fiery wings of a serap... 

Apr 19 - “Jesus' Foes” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. Are you greater th... 

Apr 18 - “Garden Madonna” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, most pure Virgin and Mother of God, I remind thee of the blessed moment when thou didst see for the first time thy newly born Child and folded Him in thy arms. Throu... 

Apr 16 - “St. Bernadette of Lourdes” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Bernadette! St. Bernadette was born into a peasant family in the French Pyrenees. The family was forced to move several times during her childhood beca... 

Apr 14 - “No Storm Can Shake My Inmost Calm” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Whoever we are, we need just to settle down and look to Jesus, the One who is eternally still, the calm before the storm, and during and after it. Be still, ... 

Apr 13 - “Mary, Seat of Wisdom” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Seat of Wisdom” means Temple or Throne of Wisdom. This name is most appropriate to Mary, for Wisdom is a Scriptural name of Our Lord. In the Books of Wisdom of the Old ... 

Apr 12 - “Mother of God: Mother of the Streets” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Each year, larger numbers of homeless people live in the streets of modern cities. These people may be jobless workers, battered women, the untreated mentally i... 

Apr 8 - “Divine Mercy” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day! The visionary St. Faustina (Maria Faustina Kowalska) was a unique and simple soul that communed with our Lord much of her life, joining a religious order in 1925. In 193... 

Apr 7 - “Our Lady of Korsun” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek letters in the upper corners of the icon are the abbreviations for "Mother of God." Those near Christ’s shoulders are abbreviations for "Jesus Christ." The stars on Ma... 

Apr 6 - “Captive Daughter of Zion” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For centuries Christians have called Mary the Ark of the Covenant. As they used other Jewish titles for her, seldom have they accepted the fact that she was a Jew. If Mary h... 

Apr 5 - “Thank You Prayer” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. If the only prayer you say in your entire life is Thank You, that will be enough. —Meister Eckhart Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/thank-you-prayer  

Apr 4 - “St. Benedict the Black” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Benedict! Benedict’s parents were brought from Africa as slaves to Sicily. He was born a slave but was set free in his youth. His temperament was refine... 

Apr 3 - “Today's Challenge” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. To live Jesus is to live the Gospel. It is today's challenge. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/todays-challenge  

Apr 2 - “Navaho Madonna” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In northern New Mexico and Arizona, the Navaho people preserve an ancient way of life on a remnant of what was once their land. Their history and their art bear witness to the strength... 

Apr 01 - “Easter Morning” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS Easter Love On Easter we celebrate love, love coming down from heaven, love blanketing the earth in a transforming embrace; unique and infinite love, giving more than we... 

Mar 31 - “St. Innocent of Alaska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Innocent! St. Innocent began his ecclesiastical career as a married priest in Siberia. In 1824 he and his family were sent to the Aleutian Islands, where ... 

Mar 30 – “Crucifixion” by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM The angel’s fiery sword will no longer guard the gate of Paradise, for the Cross of the Lord has put it out wondrously. The power of death has been broken, the victory of Hades wiped out, an... 

Mar 29 - “My Deepest Vocation” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Desire is a primary way that God leads people to discover who they are and what they are meant to do. On the most obvious level, a man and a woman feel sexual, emotional a... 

Mar 28 - “Mary of Nazareth” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior; he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed;... 

Mar 27 - “Work for Justice” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. If you want peace, work for justice. —Blessed Pope Paul VI His feast day is September 26. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/work-justice  

Mar 26 - “Children of Abraham” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Abraham sits on golden clouds in Paradise, with the countless stars of the heavens behind him. In Chapter 22 of Genesis God promised him that his descendants would be as numerou... 

Mar 25 - “Annunciation” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that sharing in what is less He may make me share in what is greater... 

Mar 24 - “Oscar Romero” © icon by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Oscar! Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do ... 

Mar 23 - “St. Basil of Mangazeya” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Basil! St. Basil is one of a number of Russian saints referred to as “Passion-bearers,” because in accepting unjust suffering with patience and even l... 

Mar 22 - “Queen of Heaven, Mother of Earth” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs... 

Mar 21 - “Mary, Star of the Sea” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. In this image, Mary bears the Light of the World beneath her cape and calms the stormy seas of our hearts. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/mary-star-s... 

Mar 20 - “Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away” © icon by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Vita Mutatur, Non Tollitur (Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/life-changed-not-taken-away  

Mar 18 - “Lent, 5th Sunday - Martha Pleads With Jesus” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The sisters of Lazarus sent word to Jesus, saying, "Master, the one you love is ill." When Jesus heard this he said, "This illness is not to end in death, bu... 

Mar 17 - “St. Patrick” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Patrick! St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to ... 

Mar 16 - “Gospel Feast” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. With all the angels, saints and holy ones: Let us come to the gospel feast. Awaiting the heavenly banquet in the fullness of time: Let us come to the gospel feast. Rea... 

Mar 15 - “St. Louise de Marillac” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Louise! Louise de Marillac was the illegitimate daughter of a French nobleman. Although he provided for her and loved her dearly, he died when she was 13 ... 

Mar 14 - “Madonna of the Holocaust” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. God of Our Fathers, let the ashes of the children incinerated in Auschwitz, the rivers of blood spilled at Babbi Yar or Majdanek, be a warning to mankind that hatred ... 

Mar 13 - “Our Lady of Brooklyn” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. This image shows Mary bringing the Infant Jesus into Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn is a borough of New York City filled with excitement, challenges, fun, turbulen... 

Mar 10 - “Rest on the Flight” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. We know what you’re going through! “The Flight into Egypt has long been a favorite subject of mine, one I have painted in many different ways.” –Br. Mickey McGr... 

Mar 9 - “St. Catherine of Bologna” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Saint Catherine was born in Italy to a noble family. She became a companion to a princess at a young age and received a very fine education in a... 

Mar 7 - “Sts. Perpetua and Felicity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Perpetua! Sts. Perpetua and Felicity were North African friends martyred for their Christian faith in the amphitheater at Carthage. We know precise de... 

Mar 6 - “4th Station, Jesus Meets His Mother” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Holy Mary, Mother of the Lord, you remained faithful when the disciples fled. Just as you believed when the angel announced to you what was incredible – that you we... 

Mar 5 - “St. Kieran” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Kieran! A very old saint, Saint Kieran was said to be evangelizing Ireland before Saint Patrick even got there. His parents were Liaghne and Liadain. One legend says th... 

Mar 4 - “3rd Sunday of Lent - Woman at the Well” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey,... 

Mar 3 - “St. Katharine Drexel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Katharine! Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family. As a young woman she became aware of the suffering of Native Americans on their new... 

Mar 2 - “Bl. Henry Suso” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Bl. Henry! A German noble who joined the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) at age 13, Henry was a loyal student of Meister Eckhardt. Eckhardt’s impact on him was po... 

Mar 1 - “O What a Morn!” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Let us bless the Lord Jesus, Who in the womb of the Virgin Mary became one of us. Blessed be God forever. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/o-what-morn  

Feb 28 - “Divine Love” © artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ “God is love.” (1 John 4:16) The arms reach beyond borders. Mission churches circle the red center. Darkness shades only one wall each. The body of Christ opens to new horiz... 

Feb 27 - “Visitation - Night” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “Having loved his own who were in the world he now showed them the full extent of his love.” (John 13:1) Extended arms draw feet into water for those who thirst. A ... 

Feb 26 - “Jesus: Light of the World” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12) is the second of seven “I AM” declarations of Jesus, recorded only in John’s gospel, that point to His unique div... 

Feb 25 - “2nd Sunday of Lent: Climbing Mount Tabor” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shon... 

Feb 24 - “Marguerite Naseau” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Marguerite! At the age of 20, Marguerite Naseau, the eldest of nine children and a poor, uneducated shepherdess, decided to teach children to read. But first she had... 

Feb 23 - “All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. All God’s critters got a place in the choir some sing low and some sing higher some sing out loud on a telephone wire and some just clap their... 

Feb 22 - “Mother of Mercy” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. O Mary, Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, we pray and ask you to remember the sorrowful and suffering in your heart, to take their petitions to God, and to comfort them in their agon... 

Feb 21 - “Christ Enthroned” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. This icon depicts the Christ in eschatological glory. The blue spheres around him, without beginning or end, represent eternity, and the red squares represent time. The Greek lette... 

Feb 20 - “Come to the Table” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Under the oak at Mamre, Abraham entertained heavenly messengers. Desert hospitality required one to offer refreshment, yet he was eager. Sharing food is delight, generating fruits... 

Feb 19 - “Breath Of Life” © artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ. “… and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2) This breath blankets mountains, trees, water and a buffalo skull. A green owl looks out fr... 

Feb 17 - “Apache Madonna” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Mother, sing me a song that will ease my pain, Mend broken bones, Bring wholeness again. Catch my babies When they are born, Sing my death song, Teach me how to mourn. Show me the Med... 

Feb 13 - “Woman at the Well” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)... 

Feb 11 - “St. Gobnait” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Gobnait! As far as we can tell, Saint Gobnait lived in sixth century Ireland. In English, her name is Abigail or Deborah, which come from her association with bees. An... 

Feb 10 - “Sts. Benedict and Scholastica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Scholastica! Once a year, Benedict and Scholastica would meet together. During this annual visit, Benedict and Scholastica would talk about God for hour... 

Feb 9 - “St. Miguel Febres Cordero Munoz” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Miguel! Miguel Cordero was a native of Ecuador. He was taught by the de la Salle Christian Brothers, and decided to join their order. His parents... 

Feb 8 - “St. Josephine Bakhita” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Josephine! Bakhita came from the Daju people in western Sudan. Arab slave traders abducted her when she was a young girl. Forced to convert to Islam, she w... 

Feb 7 - “Jesus and the Holy Innocents” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus is represented as a youthful Good Shepherd of biracial (Latino and Vietnamese) descent, surrounded by the children of Bethlehem martyred by Herod's soldiers i... 

Feb 6 - “St. Dorothy” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Dorothy! Saint Dorothy lived in the Third Century. We don't know much about her, except that she was a Christian during the persecution when the emperor Diocletian had o... 

Feb 5 - “St. Agatha” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Agatha! O, Saint Agatha, we celebrate your faith, dignity and martyrdom. Protect us and inspire us to overcome adversity. O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, me... 

Feb 4 - “Bangalore Nun” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in India. It was erected as the Diocese of Bangalo... 

Feb 3 - “Bread Lines” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The table fellowship of Christians implies obligation. It is our daily bread that we eat, not my own. We share our bread. Thus we are firmly bound to one another not only in the Spirit but i... 

Feb 2 - “The Presentation” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day! Known originally as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is a relatively ancient celebration. The Church a... 

Jan 31 - “St. John Bosco” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! John Bosco, founder of the Salesians, is most remembered for his creative ministry to impoverished youth. Through his untiring efforts, ragged and uncouth boys f... 

Jan 30 - “St. Pelagia of Divyevo” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pelagia! Saint Blessed Pelagia’s family pushed her into an unhappy marriage when she was a young woman. In time she began acting like a fool. Her husba... 

Jan 29 - “St. Blath” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Blath! Though not much is known about Saint Blath, we do know that she was Saint Brigid's cook. There are stories of a miracle concerning Blath where an almost empty dear... 

Jan 28 - “St. Thomas Aquinas” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher and Dominican priest who is considered by many to be the Church's greatest theologian. His best known work, the Summa Theo... 

Jan 26 - “St. Timothy” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Timothy! Timothy was born in Lystra, in what is now eastern Turkey. His mother and Grandmother were early converts to Christianity. He accompanied St. Paul on his travels... 

Jan 25 - “Conversion of Saul” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! As I, Paul, drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from the sky suddenly shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Sa... 

Jan 24 - “St. Francis de Sales” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! St. Francis of Sales, born in Châteaux de Sales, Savoy, France, on August 21, 1567, worked in law before becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He... 

Jan 23 - “Sts. Damien and Marianne of Molokai” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Marianne! Joseph de Veuster was born in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840. To help support his family, he quit school at age 13 to work on their farm. Six... 

Jan 22 - “St. Vincent Pallotti” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! St. Vincent Pallotti lived his entire life in Rome, the city of his birth. He was ordained a Catholic priest when he was 23 years old. His spiritual... 

Jan 20 - “Bl. Basil Moreau” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Basil! Blessed Basil Moreau was born during the French Revolution in 1799, the ninth of fourteen children in a poor but pious family. He was ordained a priest at age ... 

Jan 18 - “Tom Dooley” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Tom! Tom Dooley's parents hoped that he would become a concert pianist and sent him to the Julliard School of Music as a teenager. This was not the path that Tom wanted for... 

Jan 17 - “St. Antony of Egypt” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. When he was 18 years old Antony heard Christ’s words in the Gospel, “If you want to be perfect, go sell what you have and give to the poor and you will have treasures in hea... 

Jan 16 - “Isaiah 35” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With ... 

Jan 15 - “St. Ita” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Ita! Born of noble parents, Saint Ita was given the name Diedre. Her mother was a princess and her father a chieftain. Even as a child, Ita was so good and holy that no o... 

Jan 14 - “Christ Sophia: The Word of God” © icon by Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. This icon celebrates the profound harmony that can exist between Eastern and Western spiritualities. Asian peoples who encounter the Gospel of Christ bring to it thou... 

Jan 13 - “Pope Francis” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013. He is the first pope from the Americas, first Jesuit pope and first pope to take the name Franci... 

Jan 12 - “St. Aelred of Rievaulx” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Aelred! Aelred lived in northern Britain at the time when Norman cultural values were displacing more ancient Celtic ways. He was himself most likely a Cel... 

Jan 11 - “Jesus I Love You - Lesos Konoronhkwa” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Konoronhkwa in Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language has a deeper meaning than “I love you.” It is an interconnected, deep love, caring and compassion to... 

Jan 10 - “St. Paul of Obnora” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! St. Paul was born into a noble family near Moscow. When his parents arranged a marriage for him, he secretly left his family home and entered a distant... 

Jan 9 - “Venerable Br. Polycarp” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Br. Polycarp! Born in the French countryside, tending sheep in the foothills of the Alps, Br. Polycarp’s roots and temperament were almost opposite those of ... 

Jan 8 - “Moses and Elijah” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Though these two great prophets of the Old Testament were historically separated in time by hundreds of years, both were present at the transfiguration of Christ. They represent the two ... 

Jan 7 - “Christ the Student” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This painting depicts Jesus as a student at the age of twelve. According to the gospel of Luke, He sat amidst the teachers in the Temple in Jerusalem, asking them questions ... 

Jan 6 - “St. André Bessette” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. André! Orphaned at age 12, in chronically poor health and poorly educated, Alfred Bessette began to wander here and there in search of work. During the ensuing th... 

Jan 5 - “St. John Nepomucene Neumann” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! January 5, 1860; the reluctant Bishop of Philadelphia's work on earth came to a close, yet his real work had only begun. Visitors to his grave soon... 

Jan 5 - “St. John Neumann” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. John! This American saint was born in Bohemia in 1811. He was looking forward to being ordained in 1835 when the bishop decided there would be no more ordin... 

Jan 4 - “St. Elizabeth Seton” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born two years before the Declaration of Independence, in New York City. She married William Seton when she was 18 years ol... 

Jan 3 - “Apache Christ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. No people in North American history have suffered as much from stereotypes as have the Apaches. A proud, monotheistic people of the desert and mountains, their history are strikingly ... 

Jan 2 - “Virgil Michel” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Virgil! The Benedictine priest Virgil Michel is widely regarded as one of the founders of the liturgical movement in the United States. Fr. Michel believed that liturgy c... 

Jan 1 - “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This beli... 

Dec 31 - “Christmas Holy Family” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day! "The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of Davi... 

Dec 30 - “Gold Tested in Fire” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. “My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; t... 

Dec 29 - “St. Thomas Becket” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! Thomas Becket was a brilliant, charismatic and ambitious man who rose to the position of Lord Chancellor of England. King Henry II, intent upon becoming the... 

Dec 28 - “Jesus” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." —Jesus quoted by John 3:16 The woman said to Him, "... 

Dec 26 - “St. Stephen” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Stephen! Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr and one of the first deacons of the Christian Church. He was one of seven men selected and ordained by th... 

Dec 25 - “Christmas Light” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. May the gentle light of Christmas brighten your new year. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/christmas-light LIKE our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com... 

Dec 24 “Eve, Mother of All” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! This icon celebrates the memory of our first mother. She belongs to a time long before history and is shrouded in mystery. The meaning of her name, Eve, is almost ... 

Dec 23 “Gift of Christmas” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Every day of life is God's Gift. May you receive it with love and live it fully and well. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/artwork/gift-christmas Visit our TRINITY... 

Dec 22 - “Madonna & Child with Cherubs” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Savior of the nations, come; Virgin's Son, make here your home! Marvel now, O heaven and earth, That the Lord chose such a birth. —Traditional Carol (Veni, Redemp... 

Dec 21 - “Compassion Mandala” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "…have no fear of human sin. Love people, even in their sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all of God’s creation. The whol... 

Dec 20 - “Lion of Judah” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In the center, grouped around the throne itself, were four animals with many eyes in front and behind. The first was like a lion, the second like a bull, the third animal had a human... 

Dec 19 - “Movement” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century--solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to ... 

Dec 18 - “All Are Welcome” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and vision... 

Dec 17 - “St. Daniel in the Lion's Den” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! St. Daniel in the lions’ den is one of the best known stories from the Old Testament Book of Daniel, dating from the 6th century B.C. After... 

Dec 16 - “St. Miriam Dancing in Darkness” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Miriam! Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and w... 

Dec 14 - “John of the Cross” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! As a child, John of the Cross grew up in extreme poverty in the slums where Islamic converts or their descendants lived in northern Spain. One of his br... 

Dec 13 - “St. Lucy” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lucy! Santa Lucia was a 4th century Christian martyr from Syracuse who had vowed her virginity to God. For three years she managed to rebuff the advances of a... 

Dec 12 - “Our Lady of Guadalupe” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! “… I am ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the true God from whom all life has come, of the Creator, close to whom is everything, the Lord of heaven... 

Dec 11 - “Jesus Christ: Liberator” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek letters in the cross in Christ’s halo are the divine name revealed to Moses in the burning bush: "I am who am." The inscriptions in the upper corners of the icon... 

Dec 10 - “Thomas Merton” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Thomas! Trappist monk Thomas Merton was the channel through which the Spirit restored contemplative prayer to the Church in our times. This essential practice and the ... 

Dec 9 - “St. Juan Diego & the Miracle of Guadalupe” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Juan! Ten years after the bloody Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Mother of God appeared to an Aztec craftsman named Juan Diego. She app... 

Dec 8 - “I am the Immaculate Conception” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day! The Immaculate Conception refers to the dogma that Mary was conceived without original sin. It attests to her perfect purity in possessing sanctifying gr... 

Dec 6 - “St. Nicholas of Myra” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Nick! In the Eastern Church, St. Nicholas is considered the canon -- the "measuring stick" -- for bishops. He is not remembered because he was an exceptiona... 

Dec 5 - “Be Like Little Children” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ... 

Dec 4 - “St. Barbara” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Barbara! Santa Barbara was a 3rd century convert to Christianity from Nicomedia during the persecutions of Maximinus. Barbara’s father, a pagan, imprisone... 

Dec 3 - “Bright Star of David” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Mary, Mother of Jesus, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life, love Him as you loved Him, and se... 

Dec 2 - “Four Church Women of El Salvador” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day! A few days before her death, as part of a retreat liturgical service, Sr. Ita was asked to read a quote from martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero: “... 

Nov 30 - “Sts. Andrew & Francis of Assisi” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! St. Andrew, “Troparion,” first called of all Christ’s apostles, and St. Francis, first called of Christ’s renewed church (“…buil... 

Nov 29 - “Dorothy Day” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Dorothy! Dorothy Day, co-founder with Peter Maurin of the Catholic Worker movement, devoted her life to serving the homeless of New York City. She used her skills as a jou... 

Nov 28 - “Syro-Phoenician Woman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "He left that place and set out for the territory of Tyre. There he went into a house and did not want anyone to know he was there, but he could not go unrecognized. A woman w... 

Nov 27 - “Our Lady of the Divine Providence” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image of Our Lady is special to the people of Puerto Rico. Nuestra Senora de la Divina Providencia, pray for us! Read more https://www.trinitystores.c... 

Nov 26 - “Pope Francis” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Like St. Francis, his papal name... 

Nov 25 - “The Chosen One” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. God chose Mary’s womb to carry Jesus, and therefore she is known as the new Ark of the Covenant. This means the Dwelling Place of God. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/stor... 

Nov 24 - “St. Andrew Dung-Lac” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! From its introduction in Vietnam in the 16th Century, Catholicism was seen by authorities as something foreign and was persecuted various times. Perh... 

Nov 23 - “Miguel Pro” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Memorial Day Miguel! Jesuit priest Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez, S.J. was executed before a firing squad during a persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico. His “crime” was his s... 

Nov 22 - “St. Cecilia” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Cecilia! Cecilia, one of the most popular saints and martyrs in the early church, is the patron saint of music. In keeping with tradition, she is painted playi... 

Nov 21 - “St. Mary of Magdala” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. What would it be like to witness the torture and murder of one whose presence to you had been inexpressible love? Memories of great forgiveness and greater friendship would fill yo... 

Nov 20 - “The Potter” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands. (Isaiah 64:7) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/potter V... 

Nov 19 - “Flash of Light” © artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ. “…for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven… His appearance was like lightening, and his clothes were white as snow.” (Matthew 28:2)Read more https://www.trinitystores... 

Nov 18 - “St. Rose Duschesne” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! Rose was ever concerned about the plight of Native Americans and much of her work was devoted to educating them, caring for their sick, and workin... 

Nov 17 - “St. Elizabeth of Hungary and Bl. Ludwig of Thuringia” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! This married couple was rare in the annals of saints. Their passionate love was renowned, yet this worldly love blo... 

Nov 16 - “Martyrs of the Jesuit University” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day! In the early morning hours of November 16, 1989, government troops forced their way into the Jesuit residence of the Central American University... 

Nov 15 - “Mother of Mercy” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. O Mary, Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, we pray and ask you to remember the sorrowful and suffering in your heart, to take their petitions to God, and to comfort them in their agon... 

Nov 14 - “Sleep In Heavenly Peace” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Silent night Holy night All is calm all is bright 'Round yon virgin Mother and Child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Read more https://www.tri... 

Nov 13 - “St. Frances Cabrini” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Frances! Francesca Cabrini tried to enter two different religious orders in her native Italy, but was turned down by both because of her poor health. In 188... 

Nov 12 - “Jesus Writing In The Sand” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Then each went to his own house, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to hi... 

Nov 11 - “St. Martin of Tours” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Legend recounts that on a bitterly cold day, a young Roman soldier, Martin, met a poorly clad beggar. Martin drew his sword, cut his cloak in two, and gav... 

Nov 9 - “Sun of Justice” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! (Psalms 97:11-12) Read more https://www... 

Nov 8 - “Respect” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. A person's a person, no matter how small. –Dr. Seuss Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/respect View daily Saint, Martyrs & Holy People posts at our TRINITY Face... 

Nov 7 - “St. Francis, Father of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The writings of St. Francis are filled with an insistence that God alone is good. His entire spiritual life was based on this realization. Whatever we accomplish, w... 

Nov 6 - “Rivers of Living Waters” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Saints! "From within Him, Rivers of Living Water shall flow." Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/rivers-living-water View da... 

Nov 5 - “St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptizer” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Elizabeth! "When Elizabeth's time for delivery arrived, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives, upon hearing that the Lord had... 

Nov 4 - “St. Charles Borromeo” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Charles! Born into a family of nobility and wealth, Charles Borromeo was created a cardinal at the age of 22. He did not cling to riches or privilege but rather s... 

Nov 3 - “St. Martin de Porres” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Martin! Martin de Porres was the unwanted child of a Spanish Grandee and a freed African slave. He was born in Lima, Peru scarcely forty years after the blo... 

Nov 2 - “Return of the Prodigal” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus said, "A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.' So the father divided the property betw... 

Nov 1 - “Communion of Saints” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Saints! The communion of saints brings together the present, past and future and makes sense of life. We have not lost those who have gone on before us. Th... 

Oct 31 - “The Blessed Virgin Mary” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. "...The Virgin's name was Mary. Upon arriving, the angel said to her, 'Rejoice, O highly favored daughter! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.' She was deeply... 

Oct 29 - “Sr. Helen Prejean” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Sister Helen Prejean, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is best known for her prison ministry which began in 1981. While living in the St. Thomas housing project in New Orle... 

Oct 28 - “St. Jude the Apostle” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Jude! Very little is known of the Apostle Jude except that he was one of Jesus’ cousins. One of the Epistles in the New Testament is ascribed to him. Acc... 

Oct 27 - “Sts. Francis de Sales and Vincent de Paul” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Prayer of St. Francis de Sales Be at Peace Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope as they ari... 

Oct 26 - “Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. “The good God gave me a father and mother more worthy of Heaven than of earth,” wrote St. Thérèse of Lisieux of her beloved parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin. ... 

Oct 25 - “St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayers to St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, date back almost as far as Our Lord’s time! Although he came from King David’s noble lineage, St. Joseph li... 

Oct 24 - “St. Raphael and Tobias” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Raphael! The story of how the Archangel Raphael helped a young man named Tobias is found in the Old Testament Book of Tobit. When Tobias is sent by his b... 

Oct 23 - “The Magnificat (Guitar)” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior, for He has looked with favor on His lowly servant. From this day all generations will cal... 

Oct 22 - “St. John Paul II” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John Paul! “As we celebrate the Passion of the Lord and take part in the Via Crucis, we cannot forget the power of this love which gives itself without measu... 

Oct 21 - “Strive To See God” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Strive to see God in all things without exception. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/st... 

Oct 20 - “St. Paul of the Cross” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Paul! Born into a middle-class family in Piedmont, Italy, Paul Danei volunteered for the army when he was about 20 years old, only to discover that he was... 

Oct 19 - “St. Isaac Jogues” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Isaac! Issac Jogues was a French Jesuit who was sent as a missionary to North America when he was 29 years old. During the remaining ten years of his life, he ... 

Oct 18 - “Our Lady Servant” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who... 

Oct 17 - “St. Margaret Mary Alacoque” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Margaret Mary! Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus. He... 

Oct 16 - “St. Marguerite d'Youville” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Marguerite! Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais was born at Varennes, Quebec on October 15, 1701. Marguerite was no stranger to suffering startin... 

Oct 15 - “St. Teresa of Avila” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! St. Teresa of Avila is one of the greatest teachers of the spiritual life in the history of the church. She wrote four major books about prayer and ... 

Oct 14 - “St. Juan Diego” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. In April of 1990 Juan Diego was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. The following month, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, during his s... 

Oct 13 - “We Should Live In This World” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. We should live in this world as though our spirits were already in heaven. —Saint Francis de Sales His feast day is January 24. Read more https://www.... 

Oct 12 - “Communion” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. “The Eucharist is something more than simply receiving Christ. It supposes that we satisfy his hunger. Christ invites us, “Come to me.” Christ hungers for souls. Nowhere in the ... 

Oct 11 - “St. John XXIII” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! John XXIII confounded the stale prudence of Rome with holy simplicity. After the long and austere papacy of Pius XII, the aging John had been elected as an... 

Oct 10 - “Option for the Poor and Vulnerable” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls th... 

Oct 9 - “John Henry Newman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day John! Cardinal Newman represents the best in Roman Catholic scholarship, which is the reason Catholic centers on college campuses in the United States are named fo... 

Oct 9 - “Christ of Maryknoll” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. I have named this icon “Christ of Maryknoll” because Maryknoll and Orbis Books mean so much to me. Both endeavor to see the Christ among the least of us, and to serve the Chr... 

Oct 7 - “Our Lady of the Rosary” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! O blessed rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of he... 

Oct 6 - “Saintly Tea Party” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image was originally created for the British cover of Robert Ellsberg's book on women saints entitled, Blessed Among Women. In keeping with the British theme I chose a t... 

Oct 5 - “St. Faustina Kowalska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Faustina! Faustina came from a poor farming family in Poland. Having only attended school for three years, when she entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Me... 

Oct 4 - “St. Francis of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Francis! Francis was a universal person whose love extended across boundaries of class, religion and race. His reverence for everything led him to call ani... 

Oct 3 - “St. Mother Théodore Guérin” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Théodore! "Go, sell everything you own, and give the money to the poor... then come, follow me". These words have inspired countless Christians throughou... 

Oct 2 - “Paschal Candle” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Eternal God, who made this most holy night to shine with the brightness of your one true light: set us aflame with the fire of your love, and bring us to the radiance of your heave... 

Oct 1 - “St. Thérèse of Lisieux” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Thérèse! Until recent times it was difficult to find a Catholic Church without a statue of Thérèse of Lisieux. While statues seem less in vogue sinc... 

Sep 30 - “San Geronimo (St. Jerome)” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Jerome! San Geronimo was a 4th century scholar, monk, and hermit. After many years of travel, scholarship, and study Geronimo finally settled ... 

Sep 29 - “St. Michael” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Michael! This icon’s inception was the initiation of the US war against Iraq, March, 2003. Fear and national security led us into conflict. May prayer and faith caus... 

Sep 28 - “St. Wenceslaus and Podiven” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Wenceslaus! St. Wenceslaus (b.903AD - d.979AD) was declared ruler of Bohemia (Czech Republic) after a coup. Later, his brother Bolelaus was angered that... 

Sep 27 - “St. Vincent de Paul” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Vincent! For St. Vincent de Paul, becoming a priest meant escaping his family’s poverty into a life of clerical ease. His first ten years as a priest were ... 

Sep 26 - “Bl. Pope Paul VI” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day Bl. Pope Paul! The post Vatican II era was an exciting time to grow up Catholic. I confess to a soft spot in my heart for Pope Paul VI, the pope whom I most remember fr... 

Sep 25 - “Our Lady of Hope” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, our Hope, have pity on us. Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/our-lady-hope View daily Saint, Martyrs & H... 

Sep 24 - “St. Peter the Aleut” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! Peter was born on Kodiak Island in the late 1700's. He was baptized by St. Herman, a Russian Orthodox monk who lived nearby on Spruce Island as a he... 

Sep 23 - “St. Padre Pio” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pio! Pio entered the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan Order as a young man and was ordained a priest. He spent nearly his entire Franciscan life in Foggia, a town... 

Sep 22 - “Hail, O Favored One” © artwork by Julie Lonneman The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And comin... 

Sep 21 - “St. Matthew” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Matthew! "Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him: Follow me." Jesus saw Matthew, not merely in the usual sense, but more signific... 

Sep 20 - “St. Andrew Kim Taegon” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Andrew! Andrew Kim Taegon's parents were Korean nobles who converted to Christianity. His father was also a martyr. After his baptism at age the age of 15, he ... 

Sep 19 - “Thea Bowman: Let Your Light Shine” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “Let your light shine.” “Walk your talk.” “God didn’t give you your light only to sit on it.” —Sr. Thea Bowman Read more https://www.... 

Sep 15 - “Mary, Mother of Sorrows” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Mary Our Mother! O Mother acquainted with sorrow, O Mother of our consolation, let me lay my head across your lap and pour out all my griefs and fear... 

Sep 14 - “Tree of Life” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM In the first centuries after Jesus’ death, he was never depicted suffering on the cross. When artists finally began depicting him on the cross, he was shown either in a peaceful repos... 

Sep 13 - “Thou Shall Not Kill” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos The 10 Commandments: 1.You shall have no other gods before Me. 2.You shall not make idols. 3.You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. 4.Remember the Sabbath da... 

Sep 12 - “Stephen Biko” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Steve Biko is a martyr of South Africa. His life was spent instilling pride and a sense of identity in fellow Blacks, held in subjection by the apartheid policy of the white government.... 

Sep 11 - “Mater Dolorosa - Mother of Sorrows” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Our Mother of Sorrows offers healing liniment to those suffering from the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Old Spanish and Mexican images of Our Lady of Sorrows as ... 

Sep 10 - “Wheat and Grapes” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. O taste and see that the LORD is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. (Psalms 34:8) Visit our TRINITY Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/trinityreligiousart/ Read ... 

Sep 9 - “St. Peter Claver” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! While the United States is well-known for its African slaves, millions of Africans were also shipped as slaves to various countries in South America. Cart... 

Sep 8 - “Mary, Daughter of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Mother Mary! “Blessed are you, O Mary, daughter of the poor, who became mother of the Lord of kings. In your womb He has dwelt in whose praise the heaven... 

Sep 7 - “When You Come Before the Lord” © artwork by Br Mickey McGrath, OSFS. When you come before the Lord, talk to Him if you can. If you can’t, just stay there, let yourself be seen. Don’t try too hard to do anything else. —Saint... 

Sep 6 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta: Gift of Silence” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. This icon is in honor of the simple servant of God officially canonized September 4, 2016. Founder of the Missionaries of Charity, she spent a lifetime in serv... 

Sep 5 - “St. Teresa of Calcutta” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Teresa! "I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look only at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person... 

Sep 4 - “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This beli... 

Sep 3 - “Martyrs of the Jesuit University” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In the early morning hours of November 16, 1989, government troops forced their way into the Jesuit residence of the Central American University in San Salvador and b... 

Sep 2 - “St. Seraphim Rose” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. “True Christianity does not mean just having the right opinions about Christianity—this is not enough to save one’s soul.” –Saint Seraphim Rose “Sometimes one’s... 

Sep 1 - “St. Anna the Prophetess” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Anna! "There was also a certain prophetess, Anna by name, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. She had seen many days, having lived seven years with he... 

Aug 31 - “St. Raymond Nonnatus © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Raymond! San Ramon was a 13th century Spanish priest who joined the Mercedarian order charged with the ransom of Christian captives from the Muslims ... 

Aug 30 - “St. Jeanne Jugan” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day St. Jeanne! Jeanne was born in a small, impoverished fishing village. Her father was a fisherman named Joseph who was gone at sea most of the time and died when Jean... 

Aug 29 - “Black Lives Matter Madonna” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath. “There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race. Scientifically, anthropologically, racism is a construct; a social construct. And it has benefits.... 

Aug 28 - “St. Augustine” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Augustine! Augustine, who was bishop of Hippo in North Africa, is recognized as a father of the early church and one of the preeminent influences in the development o... 

Aug 27 - “St. Monica” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Monica! Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine, we give thanks to our Father in heaven who looked with mercy upon your tears over your wayward son. His conversion and h... 

Aug 26 - “Holy Wisdom” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Wisdom has built her house, She has set up her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts, She has mixed her wine, She has also set her table. She has sent out her maids to... 

Aug 25 - “St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayers to St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, date back almost as far as Our Lord’s time! Although he came from King David’s noble lineage, St. Joseph li... 

Aug 24 - “Be Like Little Children” © silhouette art by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. (John ... 

Aug 23 - “St. Rose of Lima” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Rose! The life of this saint is like a rose among thorns. She was born into a poor, but upper class family in Peru, soon after the conquest. As a child she suf... 

Aug 22 - “Coronation of Mary” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Queen Mary! My Queen, My Mother, I offer myself entirely to thee. And to show my devotion to thee, I offer thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my hea... 

Aug 21 - “But Who Will Take Care Of It?” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Holy God, we praise you for your love for us, for sending us Jesus your Son, and for giving us Mary as our mother of perpetual help. We thank you for these signs of ... 

Aug 20 - “Kneading Dough” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened."... 

Aug 19 - “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. O sweetest Flower, I Love Thee! A light pure and divine In beauty shine above me, Fill Thou my heart’s deep shrine! All darkness drive away, Save me from sin... 

Aug 18 - “All God’s Critters” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. All God’s critters got a place in the choir some sing low and some sing higher some sing out loud on a telephone wire and some just clap their hands and paws or anyt... 

Jan 1 - “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This beli... 

Aug 16 - “St. Roch” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Roch! San Roque was a 14th century French layman who devoted himself to caring for victims of the plague. Eventually he succumbed to the disease himself and w... 

Aug 15 - “Assumption into Heaven” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast of the Assumption! "Rejoice with the Mother of God, with angels and saints, and celebrate this great feast: the Assumption of the Virgin Mary." "On ear... 

Aug 14 - “St. Maximilian Kolbe” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Max! Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan friar imprisoned by the Nazi Gestapo at Auschwitz in 1941 because of his work as a Catholic publisher. Because he w... 

Aug 13 - “St. Benhilde Romançon” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Benhilde! Upon meeting a Christian Brother one day in the marketplace, Pierre Romançon, aged 13, immediately decided to become a brother. He enrolled at the... 

Aug 12 - “St. Jane de Chantal” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Jane! Prayer to St. Jane de Chantal O Holy Mother of the children of God! When shall I rest in your immortal arms? Our souls should be wholly consume... 

Aug 11 - “St. Clare of Assisi” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Clare! When she was 18 years old, Clare left behind the wealth and ease of her noble family and embraced the radical poverty of Jesus, which she had heard S... 

Aug 10 - “San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence)” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Lawrence! According to tradition San Lorenzo was of Spanish birth. He served as a deacon in Rome responsible for collecting and distributing... 

RLEDS Aug 9 - “St. Edith Stein of Auschwitz” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Edith! From childhood Edith Stein was a brilliant scholar. She earned her doctorate at age 25, studying under Philosopher Edmund Husserl. A... 

Aug 8 - “St. Dominic Guzman” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Dominic! At a time when clerical wealth and abuse had robbed the Roman church of credibility, a bright light arose in Spain. He was a quiet person named Domin... 

Aug 7 - “The Good Shepherd” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep... (John 10:11) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/good-shepherd View daily S... 

Aug 6 - “Jesus of Nazareth” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. (Detail from the icon Chalices of Mystery, Jesus and Mary Magdalene) “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) When John the B... 

Aug 5 - “Our Lady of the Snows” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day! Prayer to Our Lady of the Snows Mary, Mother of God, it is our Christian belief that all who fashion their lives in imitation of your Son, Jesus Christ, and ... 

Aug 4 - “St. John Vianney” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. John! …in that village there was a great deal of indifference and very little religious practice. The bishop had warned John Mary Vianney: "There is not much love... 

Aug 3 - “Mother of God: Protectress of the Oppressed” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Russian Christians for centuries have called Mary the Protectress of the Oppressed. In the language of poetry she is called the gate of salvation and the... 

Aug 2 - “In Our Time” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The Mountain of the Lord’s House Shall be Established as the Highest… All the Nations Shall Stream Towards it: Many People Shall Come and Say, “Come, Let Us Climb the Lord... 

Aug 1 - “Alphonsus Liguori” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Alphonsus! Born in Naples, Alphonsus Liguori practiced law as a young man, but abandoned his career to become a priest. In 1732 he organized a group of mission... 

Jul 31 - “St. Ignatius Loyola” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Ignatius! Ignatius Loyola was the son of a Basque Nobleman. He spent his early adult years as a soldier, until he was seriously wounded in a battle with the F... 

Jul 30 - “St. Bernadette in Lourdes, Drawing of Vilon's statue” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your divine son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven. Pray f... 

Jul 29 - “St. Martha” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Martha! "On their journey Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him to her home. She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet a... 

Jul 28 - “Fr. Stanley Rother” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. To be beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23, 2017. Padre A’plas (Father Francis), the name given him by the Tzutuhil Mayan Indians, was an unassuming farm boy from Oklahoma who f... 

Jul 27 - “Stripped” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Lord Jesus, you were stripped of your garments, exposed to shame, cast out of society. You took upon yourself the shame of Adam, and you healed it. You also take upon yourself the suf... 

Jul 26 - “Sts. Joachim and Anne” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day Sts. Joachim and Anne! God of our ancestors, you gave Saints Joachim and Anne the privilege of being the parents of Mary, the mother of your incarnate Son. May thei... 

Jul 25 - “St. Christopher” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Christopher! All that is known of St. Christopher is that he died a martyr in Asia Minor in the third century. A church was built in his honor at Chaloedon as ear... 

Jul 24 - “St. Declan of Ardmore” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Declan! Little is known of St. Declan, except that he was a prince of the Decius tribe of Celts in Ireland. Years before St. Patrick arrived, he was consecr... 

Jul 23 - “Miraculous Medal” © silhouette artwork by Dan Paulos. O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this Medal be for each one of us a s... 

Jul 22 - “St. Mary Magdalene” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Mary! According to the ancient tradition of the East, Mary Magdalene was a wealthy woman from whom Christ expelled seven "demons." During the three years of Je... 

Jul 21 - “Pope Francis: Philly City Hall” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Pope Francis Visiting Philadelphia! “My excitement over Pope Francis visiting my beloved hometown of Philadelphia has resulted in this artwork of Philadelp... 

Jul 20 - “St. Elias the Prophet” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Elias! Elias the Prophet is greatly loved by Eastern Christians. His feast on July 20 is a solemn occasion. Nearby hills or mountains are dedicated to him a... 

Jul 19 - “St. Seraphim of Sarov” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Seraphim! Seraphim is one of the most loved Russian saints because of his gentle compassion and the palpable love with which he received the thousands of pi... 

Jul 6 - “Isaiah 35” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With d... 

Jul 17 - “Jesus and the Holy Innocents” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Jesus is represented as a youthful Good Shepherd of biracial (Latino and Vietnamese) descent, surrounded by the children of Bethlehem martyred by Herod's soldiers ... 

Jul 16 - “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! In the 11th century a group of Latin Rite hermits began living on Mount Carmel in Palestine, following the example of the Prophet Elias who had liv... 

Jul 15 - “Jesus Christ: Pantocrator” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek word Pantocrator means "Ruler of All." This icon depicts the divine majesty of the Creator under the human features of the Incarnate Son. Christ’s Gospel is ope... 

Jul 14 - “St. Kateri Tekakwitha” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Kateri! Kateri Tekakwitha was born in the forests of what is now New York State. She was a member of the Mohawk Iroquois nation, the daughter of a chief and... 

Jul 13 - “Mother of the Disappeared” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For Catholic peoples of Latin America, the Sorrowful Mother - Madre Dolorosa - is a central image in their life. Her statue stands in most churches, clothed in black. Mary... 

Jul 12 - “Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin with St. Thérèse” © icon by Paolo Orlando. Happy Feast Day Sts. Louis and Zélie! Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, are the first spouses who were not martyrs to be cano... 

July 11 - “Pope Francis Visiting Philadelphia!” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. “My excitement over Pope Francis visiting my beloved hometown of Philadelphia has resulted in this artwork of the Pope and Philadelphia Museum which I sk... 

Jul 10 - “Holy Wisdom” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Wisdom has built her house, She has set up her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts, She has mixed her wine, She has also set her table. She has sent out her maids to... 

Jul 9 - “St. Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 Companions” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Augustine! St. Augustine Zhao Rong shares a July 9 feast day with 86 other Chinese Catholic martyrs: catechists, laborers and other converts... 

Jul 8 - “St. Paul: Greets Sts. Priscilla and Aquila” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day Sts. Priscilla and Aquila! Great Saints Priscilla and Aquila who work with me. Their feast day is July 8. Read more https://www... 

Jul 7 - “Mary at the Cross” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Standing near the cross were Jesus' mother, and his mother's sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved... 

Jul 6 - “St. Maria Goretti” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Maria! Maria, born into a poor family in Italy, never learned to read or write. At the age of twelve, she received her first communion, something that she had desire... 

Jul 5 - “Extended Holy Family” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. May your family be filled with love across all generations. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/extended-holy-family View daily Saint, Martyrs & H... 

Jul 4 - “St. Andrei Rublev” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Andrei! Little is known of the life of St. Andrei, one of the geniuses in the world of art, and the patron saint of iconographers. He was a student of Byzantine ma... 

Jul 3 - “Golfer: The One Who Can” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The one who can preserve peace amid the worry and multitude of affairs is almost perfect. —Saint Francis de Sales Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/a... 

Jul 2 - “St. John Maximovitch of San Francisco” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. John! Archbishop John Maximovitch was born in southern Russia and fled with his family to Belgrade during the Communist Revolution. He taught... 

Jul 1 - “Bl. Junipero Serra” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Bl. Junipero! Junipero Serra was born on the Spanish island of Mallorca and joined the Franciscan Order when he was 16 years old. He was a brilliant student and bec... 

Jun 30 - “Healing” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34:18) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/healing View daily Saint, Martyrs & Holy P... 

Jun 29 - “St. Peter” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. Peter! The first Pope was a Galilean fisherman named Simon. He was from Bethsaida on the lake of Genesareth. He and his brother Andrew had been attracted by St. John the Ba... 

Jun 28 - “Be Like Little Children” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ... 

Jun 27 - “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! This icon received the title "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" in Western Europe. The pose was first painted in the Balkan countries in the fourteent... 

Jun 26 - “St. Joseph of Nazareth” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. This icon depicts St. Joseph with the Christ Child, when Christ was presented in the Temple. By Jewish law, a mother had to bring an offering to the Temple and be purified 4... 

Jun 25 - “Our Lady of Medjugorje” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Feast Day Our Lady! Since 1981, in a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina named Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world. Sh... 

Jun 24 - “St. John the Baptist” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. Happy Feast Day St. John! So they came to John and said to him, 'Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is comin... 

Jun 23 - “Sacred Heart” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Feast Day! Prayer to the Wounded Heart of Jesus O my most Loving and Gentle Jesus, I desire with all the affections of my heart, that all beings should praise Thee, honor Thee... 

Jun 22 - “St. Thomas More” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas! English lawyer, author, and statesman Thomas More was a leading humanist scholar and occupied many public offices, including that of Lord Chancellor from 1529... 

Jun 21 - “St. Aloysius Gonzaga” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Aloysius! As the eldest son of an aristocratic family, Aloysius Gonzaga was in line to inherit his father’s title and lands. The violence and frivolity of Rena... 

Jun 20 - “Fr. Tom’s Crucifix” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. Gerry Straub, writer and documentary film maker shared the story of this relic of the January, 2010 earthquake in his book, Hidden in the Rubble. The artist viewed it on a tr... 

Jun 19 - “Sr. Marguerite Bartz” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OSF. Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) Sister Marguerite’s home was the small Dine’ community of Navajo, NM. Sculpted red sandstone and eroded volcanic outcrops intermingle... 

Jun 18 - “Let there be Light” © artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light.’” (Genesis 1:3) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/let-there-be-light View daily Saint, Martyrs & Holy Peo... 

Jun 17 - “Leaf in Mud” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens." (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/leaf-mud View daily Sa... 

Jun 16 - “The Most Holy Trinity” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion -- the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the F... 

Jun 15 - “Pope Francis” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Like St. Francis, his papal name... 

Jun 14 - “Four Individuals and Four Dreams” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day “A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it ... 

Jun 13 - St. Anthony of Padua - icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Anthony. Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal. As a young man he joined the Augustinian Order, where he received an excellent education. At 25, he received permissi... 

Jun 12 - “Be Like Little Children” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3) Read more https://www... 

Jun 11 - “Founders of the Sisters of Joseph” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. The Congregation of St. Joseph traces its roots to the village of Lepuy, France, where, in 1650, six ordinary women, ranging in age from 15 to 46, formed a religious c... 

Jun 10 - “St. Daniel of Achinsk” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Daniel! St. Daniel was a poor Cossack from the Ukraine who fought in the War of 1812. He became an army officer when he returned from Paris. He also began r... 

Jun 9 - “St. Columcill” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Columcill! O Lord, grant us that love which can never die, which will enkindle our lamps but not extinguish them, so that they may shine in us and bring light ... 

Jun 8 - “Our Lady of Light: Help of the Addicted” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, stands as a towering figure of light in the darkness. She is a timeless reminder of God’s abiding and gentle love for each ... 

Jun 7 - “One Heart, One Soul” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Sts. Francis de Sales and Jane Frances de Chantal had a deep and beautiful relationship, a true friendship of souls. His feast day is January 24. Read more https://w... 

Jun 6 - “A Shoot From The Stump” © artwork by Lewis Williams, OFS. "...a shoot shall come from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud will blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him..." (Isaiah 11: 1-2) Read more https://... 

Jun 5 - “Parable of the Seed” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil... 

Jun 4 - “Immaculate Heart” © icon by Lewis Williams. Happy Feast Day! Traditional Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary In this image of Mary, she is pictured with her Immaculate Heart aflame at the moment of the Annunciation when she lea... 

Jun 3 - “Charles Lwanga” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Charles! Charles Lwanga, a convert to Christianity in 1885, was one of the Martyrs of Uganda. Most of the twenty-two who have been proclaimed saints were burned to deat... 

Jun 2 - “Family Tree” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, f... 

Jun 1 - “Jesus and Mary Magdalene” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. At the cross her station keeping. Stood the mournful Mother weeping Close to Jesus to the last. Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In that mother... 

May 31 - “Windsock Visitation” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day! This image of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth was commissioned for the Monastery of the Visitation in north Minneapolis, a group of monastic sisters v... 

May 30 - “St. Joan of Arc” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Joan! At the time of Joan’s birth in 1412 English troops had been fighting on French soil for some 75 years occupying much of the country and preventing the cor... 

May 29 - “Extreme Humility” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. At the cross her station keeping. Stood the mournful Mother weeping Close to Jesus to the last. Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In that mother’s ... 

May 28 - “Healing River” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Let justice surge like water, and goodness like an unfailing stream. (Amos 5:24) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/healing-river View daily Saint, Martyrs & ... 

May 26 - “St. Philip Neri” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Philip! After a brief career in his native Florence, Philip Neri left the business world to pursue the spiritual longings of his heart in Rome. For seventeen year... 

May 25 - “St. Moses the Ethiopian” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. St. Moses was a ruffian in his youth. He had been a servant in an Egyptian household, but was sent away for bad behavior. He then became a leader of a band of robbers. He wa... 

May 24 - “Peacemakers” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/peacemakers View daily Saint, Martyrs & H... 

May 23 - “St. Francis, Father of the Poor” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The writings of St. Francis are filled with an insistence that God alone is good. His entire spiritual life was based on this realization. Whatever we accomplish, wh... 

May 22 - “St. Mary Magdalene” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. According to the ancient tradition of the East, Mary Magdalene was a wealthy woman from whom Christ expelled seven "demons." During the three years of Jesus’ ministry, she help... 

May 21 - “St. Toribio Romo” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Toribio! In its effort to become a modern state, Mexico has struggled for almost 2 centuries with oppressive structures inherited from its days as a Spanish colo... 

May 20 - “St. Bernardine of Siena” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Bernardine! St. Bernadine, the greatest preacher of his time, is especially known for his devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. The Franciscan priest traveled t... 

May 19 - “Mother and Son” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. To My Son I never appreciated my life until I gave you yours. So, it could be said that you gave me life. Allowing me no longer to live carelessly. Stopping me from living m... 

May 18 - “Parable of the Seed” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soi... 

May 17 - “St. Pascal Baylon” © icon by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Pascal! San Pascual was a 16th century Spanish shepherd who became a Franciscan lay brother. He served his fellow Franciscans in various capacities and monaste... 

May 16 - “St. Brendan the Navigator” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Brendan! Prayer of St. Brendan Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fres... 

May 15 - “St. Isidore and Maria” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Isidore! Isidore and his wife Maria worked on a farm near Madrid. They were ordinary Spanish peasants who spent their entire lives in one place. Isidore was... 

May 14 - “Mother of God: Protectress of the Oppressed” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Russian Christians for centuries have called Mary the Protectress of the Oppressed. In the language of poetry she is called the gate of salvation and the... 

May 13 - “Julian of Norwich” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Memorial Day Julian! Very few details are known about the life of Julian of Norwich. She was an anchoress who lived in a special cell attached to the parish church of St. Jul... 

May 12 - “Tree In Eden” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. ..."he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord." (Isaiah 51:3) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/tree-eden View daily Sain... 

May 11 - “Sts. Perpetua and Felicity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Sts. Perpetua and Felicity were North African friends martyred for their Christian faith in the amphitheater at Carthage. We know precise details of their imprisonment bec... 

May 10 - “St. Damien the Leper” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Damien! Damien de Veuster volunteered to go as a missionary to Hawaii when he was 23 years old. Blessed with physical strength, he was also a skilled carpen... 

May 9 - “Psalm Prayer” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Psalms 9... 

May 8 - “Pedro Arrupe, SJ” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Pedro Arrupe knew conflict. As a young Jesuit, he had to leave his native Spain because of civil war. As a young priest in wartime Japan, he was imprisoned; and he was in Hiroshima ... 

May 7 - “St. Stanislaus of Krakow” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Stanislaus! Stanislaus, bishop of Krakow, spoke truth to power and was martyred for it. In 1079, Stanislaus excommunicated King Boleslaus II for his immoral p... 

May 6 - “As Jesus Commanded” © artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ. “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14) Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-imag... 

May 5 - “Holy Trinity” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. "For since the Father brings forth the Son, and through the Son, together with the Son brings forth the Holy Spirit, God the Father through the Son and with the Holy Spirit is the princ... 

May 4 - “Come to the Water” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. All you who are thirsty, come to the water! Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Forsake your wicked ways and sinful devices. Turn to the LORD for ... 

May 3 - “St. Francis and the Sultan” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In 1219 St. Francis and Brother Illuminato accompanied the armies of western Europe to Damietta, Egypt, during the Fifth Crusade. His desire was to speak peacefully with M... 

May 2 - “Christ the Teacher” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This image was inspired by the scene in Luke 4 when Jesus returns to the synagogue in Nazareth and opens the scroll to read. The writings on the blackboard behind Jesus are ... 

May 1 - “Rivers of Living Water” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. "From within Him, Rivers of Living Water shall flow." Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/rivers-living-water View daily Saint, Martyrs & Holy ... 

Apr 30 - “Bl. Pauline” © silhouette art by Dan Paulos. Happy Memorial Day Bl. Pauline! Pauline von Mallinckrodt was born on June 3, 1817, in Minden, Westphalia (Germany). Her family's wealth and prestige did not close her mind to the hardship... 

Apr 29 - “St. Catherine of Siena” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Catherine! Catherine of Siena was the 24th child of a prosperous Sienese wool dyer. From childhood she felt called to a life dedicated completely to spirit... 

Apr 28 - "St. Gianna Beretta Molla" - artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Gianna! Gianna Beretta Molla, an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother, is best known for refusing an abortion when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despit... 

Apr 27 - “St. Zita” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS. Happy Feast Day St. Zita! Zita is a good saint for those of us who sometimes lose a chance to do some good by waiting to do something better. St. Francis of Assisi was still liv... 

Apr 26 - “Our Lady of Guadalupe” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. “Here is recounted…how quite recently, very miraculously there appeared the ever Virgin Saint Mary—Mother of God and our queen—over at Tepeyac, known as Guadalupe. She firs... 

Apr 25 - “St. Pedro Betancur” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Pedro! This Spanish shepherd traveled to Guatemala when he was 23 years old, hoping to improve his lot. When he arrived, however, he was so destitute that he h... 

Apr 24 - “'Hail Mary' in Swahili, Salumu Maria” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. "Come to the aid of your people who have fallen and yet strive to rise again. Oh Clement, Oh Loving, Oh Sweet Virgin Mary." Read more https://www.trini... 

Apr 23 - “Divine Mercy” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. The visionary St. Faustina (Maria Faustina Kowalska) was a unique and simple soul that communed with our Lord much of her life, joining a religious order in 1925. In 1931, our Lord appear... 

Apr 22 - “St. Francis, Le Fou de Dieu” © icon by Fr. Michael, Reyes, OFM. "What else are the servants of God but God's minstrels, whose work is to lift up people's heart to spiritual joy, that they might love God gladly." —St Francis of A... 

Apr 21 - “Christ of Maryknoll” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. I have named this icon “Christ of Maryknoll” because Maryknoll and Orbis Books mean so much to me. Both endeavor to see the Christ among the least of us, and to serve the Ch... 

Apr 20 - “St. André Bessette” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Orphaned at age 12, in chronically poor health and poorly educated, Alfred Bessette began to wander here and there in search of work. During the ensuing thirteen years, he made his l... 

Apr 19 - “Jesus' Foes” © artwork by Louis Glanzman. At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. Are you greater th... 

Apr 18 - “Christ Sophia: The Word of God” © icon by Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. This icon celebrates the profound harmony that can exist between Eastern and Western spiritualities. Asian peoples who encounter the Gospel of Christ bring to it th... 

Apr 17 - “Juana Inés de la Cruz” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Juana! Considered by many as one of the greatest Latin American poets, and an early fighter for women’s rights, Sor Juana was born an illegitimate child an... 

Apr 15 - “Easter Morning” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Easter Love On Easter we celebrate love, love coming down from heaven, love blanketing the earth in a transforming embrace; unique and infinite love, giving more than w... 

Apr 15 - “Traditional Stations of the Cross 14 - The Body of Jesus is Laid in the Tomb” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. They laid Jesus’ body in a tomb hewn out of the rock, in which no one had yet been buried. Read more https://www.trinitys... 

Apr 14 - “No Storm Can Shake My Inmost Calm” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Whoever we are, we need just to settle down and look to Jesus, the One who is eternally still, the calm before the storm, and during and after it. Be still, ... 

Apr 13 - “Mary, Seat of Wisdom” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Seat of Wisdom” means Temple or Throne of Wisdom. This name is most appropriate to Mary, for Wisdom is a Scriptural name of Our Lord. In the Books of Wisdom of the Old ... 

Apr 12 - “Mother of God: Mother of the Streets” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Each year, larger numbers of homeless people live in the streets of modern cities. These people may be jobless workers, battered women, the untreated mentally ... 

Apr 11 - “St. Gemma Galgani” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Gemma! Gemma endured poverty and ill health throughout her life. Because she was unable to finish her schooling, she could not realize her desire to become a Passio... 

Apr 10 - “Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Fr. Pierre! A Jesuit priest, philosopher and scientist (paleontologist), he was often in trouble with the church he served. However, writer Thomas Be... 

Apr 9 - “Dietrich Bonhoeffer” © icon by Lewis Williams, OFS. Happy Memorial Day Dietrich! “If I see a madman driving a car into a group of innocent bystanders, then I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe and then comfor... 

Apr 8 - “All Through Love” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. All Through Love Nothing Through Fear. —Saint Francis de Sales Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/all-through-love View daily Saint, Martyrs & Ho... 

Apr 7 - “Our Lady of Korsun” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. The Greek letters in the upper corners of the icon are the abbreviations for "Mother of God." Those near Christ’s shoulders are abbreviations for "Jesus Christ." The stars on Ma... 

Apr 6 - “Captive Daughter of Zion” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. For centuries Christians have called Mary the Ark of the Covenant. As they used other Jewish titles for her, seldom have they accepted the fact that she was a Jew. If Mary h... 

Apr 5 - “St. John Neumann” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. This American saint was born in Bohemia in 1811. He was looking forward to being ordained in 1835 when the bishop decided there would be no more ordinations. It is difficult f... 

Apr 4 - “St. Benedict the Black” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Benedict! Benedict’s parents were brought from Africa as slaves to Sicily. He was born a slave but was set free in his youth. His temperament was refine... 

Apr 3 - Today's Challenge artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. To live Jesus is to live the Gospel. It is today's challenge. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/todays-challenge View daily Saint, Martyrs & Holy Peopl... 

Apr 2 - Lent, 5th Sunday - Martha Pleads With Jesus artwork by Julie Lonneman. The sisters of Lazarus sent word to Jesus, saying, "Master, the one you love is ill." When Jesus heard this he said, "This illness is not to end in death, but is f... 

Apr 1 - Our Lady of New Mexico silhouette art by Dan Pauolos. O Blessed Virgin, pray to God for us always, that He may pardon us and give us grace, pray to God for us always, that He may grant us peace in this life pray to God for us alw... 

Mar 31 - St. Innocent of Alaska icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Innocent! St. Innocent began his ecclesiastical career as a married priest in Siberia. In 1824 he and his family were sent to the Aleutian Islands, where he wo... 

Mar 30 - Sr. Thea Bowman artwork by Julie Lonneman. At the age of 9, after requesting permission from her Methodist parents, Bertha Bowman joined the Catholic Church, and at 15 became a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, following in t... 

Mar 29 - My Deepest Vocation artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Desire is a primary way that God leads people to discover who they are and what they are meant to do. On the most obvious level, a man and a woman feel sexual, emotional and sp... 

Mar 28 - The Call of Christ artwork by Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ. "Come Unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto y... 

Mar 27 - St. Francis of Assisi artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is ... 

Mar 26 - 4th Sunday of Lent: Healing the Blind Man artwork by Julie Lonneman. As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, "Go wash i... 

Mar 25 - Annunciation icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day! Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that sharing in what is less He may make me share in what is greater. In ... 

Mar 24 - Oscar Romero artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Memorial Day Oscar! Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do as... 

Mar 23 - St. Basil of Mangazeya icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Basil! St. Basil is one of a number of Russian saints referred to as Passion-bearers, because in accepting unjust suffering with patience and even love, they... 

Mar 22 - Queen of Heaven, Mother of Earth artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs,... 

Mar 21 - Mary, Star of the Sea artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. In this image, Mary bears the Light of the World beneath her cape and calms the stormy seas of our hearts. Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/mary-sta... 

Mar 20 - St. Christopher icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. All that is known of St. Christopher is that he died a martyr in Asia Minor in the third century. A church was built in his honor at Chaloedon as early as 450. His popularity grew very gr... 

Mar 19 - 3rd Sunday of Lent: Climbing Mount Tabor artwork by Julie Lonneman. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, s... 

Mar 18 - Navaho Madonna icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In northern New Mexico and Arizona, the Navaho people preserve an ancient way of life on a remnant of what was once their land. Their history and their art bear witness to the strength of ... 

St. Patrick artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. Happy Feast Day St. Patrick! St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a s... 

Mar 16 - Gospel Feast artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. With all the angels, saints and holy ones: Let us come to the gospel feast. Awaiting the heavenly banquet in the fullness of time: Let us come to the gospel feast. Read mor... 

Mar 15 - St. Louise de Marillac icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Louise! Louise de Marillac was the illegitimate daughter of a French nobleman. Although he provided for her and loved her dearly, he died when she was 13 years... 

Mar 14 - Madonna of the Holocaust artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. God of Our Fathers, let the ashes of the children incinerated in Auschwitz, the rivers of blood spilled at Babbi Yar or Majdanek, be a warning to mankind that hatred is de... 

Mar 12 - Golfer: The One Who Can artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. The one who can preserve peace amid the worry and multitude of affairs is almost perfect. Saint Francis de Sales Read more https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-imag...