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5 Little-Known Facts About Saint Joseph

Emily Updike Apr 25th 2018

5 Little-Known Facts About Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph is beloved as the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus. In honor of this remarkable and cherished saint, here are five interesting facts about Saint Joseph.1) …

Saint Mark the Evangelist

Emily Updike Apr 25th 2018

Saint Mark the Evangelist
Regarding the life of  Saint Mark, New Advent says, "The individual referredto in Acts as John Mark (12:12, 25; 15:37), John (xiii, 5, 13), and Mark (15:39), is identical with the Mark menti …

After the First Holy Communion

Emily Updike Apr 20th 2018

After the First Holy Communion
This beautiful painting to us from Norwegian artist Carl Frithjof Smith and was painted in 1892. This beautiful piece of art, titled After the First Holy Communion, is a touching depiction of a trad …

The Resurrection of Christ in Art

Emily Updike Apr 13th 2018

The Resurrection of Christ in Art
This first image is an 1881 painting by Danish painter Carl Bloch. Christ emerges from the tomb. He is triumphant and victorious over the darkness of sin and death, symbolized by the darkness …

The Passion of Christ in Art

Emily Updike Apr 13th 2018

With Lent drawing to a close and Good Friday less than a week away, it is good for us to reflect on the Passion of Jesus. I have found it very helpful to try and see the major events of …