These wonderful little paintings are the work of Fr. Robert, a monk at the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank, Sparta, Wisconsin. Br. Stephen posted the work on his blog, Sub Tuum. The paintings are 2" square, apparently oil on copper. I love them.
This spring, local bloggers maybe should get together and go on pilgrimage to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, and then make a visit to the Cistercians nearby.