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After completing the 30-day Spiritual Exercises during the month of June, Sr. Mary of Jesus Morrow attended her first icon workshop held in Virginia at the beginning of July.  Previously, she had been invited to be a presence for teenagers during a one-day icon writing course and retreat in the Diocese of Arlington.   Each participants was given basic instruction for producing an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  SSVM-Icon-workshop-July-2016 (4)

The coordinator noticed her gift for art and offered to sponsor her to take a class over the summer with an iconographer from Bulgaria.  Here are some images from those days of prayer and work.

Some images of the process…





May we continue day by day to discover the face of Our Divine Lord: in prayer, in the sacraments, in those whom we serve, and in the work entrusted to our hands.

Below are some images of an icon written in Italy by one of our contemplative sisters (discovering the face of His Mother):