See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, July 23, 2010

Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace


July 23.  Thus ends the octave of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
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Image:  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, T. Nelson.  !980's.  Acrylic and gold leaf on panel.

I can't recall the exact date that I painted this image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with St.s John and Teresa, but it was sometime in the 1980's.  At one time it was used for the cover of Soul magazine - both Spanish and English editions, and prints were subsequently sold through the World Apostolate of Fatima in New Jersey.  The original is in the possession of a local Carmelite community of men.

12 comments:

  1. Wow Terry, I didn't realized that you are the original painter of this image. I have this print which I bought it at the WAF in NJ many years ago.

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  2. michael r.7:19 AM

    Yes, wow. This is a magnificent piece.

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  3. Unbelievably gorgeous!

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  4. LOvely Terry-- thank you for sharing.

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Pray for Us.

    Sara

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  5. Adding my appreciation & admiration ! Such peaceful symetry and symbolic use of caramel browns & blue with a central white cloud of purity holding up the Mater Dei creates a lovely of trinity of colour !

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  6. Fr. small world, huh?

    Thanks everyone for your kind words.

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  7. I would love a book of all your icons.

    No words aside from little snippets on the back page of every icon just giving a littly synopsis of them...

    Wow.

    Wow.

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  8. So beautiful, Terry!

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  9. It is indeed a beautiful icon. I have been looking for an image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to use on a prayer card for my ordination to the permanent Diaconate. Is it possible for me to use this or are there copyright issues?

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    1. Denis - thanks very much - please feel free to use the image as is - I'm sorry I don't have a better image for you to use - but if you can take it from my post - you are welcome to do so. God bless you!

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  10. Terry...this is one of the most beautiful icons I have seen of Our Lady of Mt.Carmel. I currently am President of the Secular group that meets at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia, PA. We are beginning our novena next week. May I use your image on my blog and FB page regarding the novena...with credits of course. Thanks for your consideration. Blessings~Theresa

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    1. Thanks Theresa - please feel free to use the image. Please pray for me. Thank you very much!

      Terry

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