“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor..." - Evangelii Gaudium

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our Lady of Carmel for Haiti

Black Madonna
I finished the icon. The narrative can be found at Up Your Street.
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  1. Wow. You're so talented. Amazing work.

  2. I'd love to purchase a print. Beautiful work. (I have a thing for Black Madonnas.)

  3. I printed a copy to take to St. Mary's this afternoon to show Debbie. I'll send her a link too, but I know she isn't anywhere near a computer.

  4. Anonymous4:14 PM


  5. Beautiful,Terry!

    Just prior to my conscious awareness of a spiritual conversion taking place, I stumbled upon the Black Madonna Shrine near Eureka, MO (I know) while out exploring the area of our new home state with the kiddies. It was at this Shrine that I really started pondering things Catholic. During one visit to the site a shirtless, but for a brown scapular, young man was kneeling in prayer in the outdoor chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of Czestochowa. I watched him until he left —about 20 minutes or so. By that time I had such a wish for some ounce of faith and to be able to pray as he had ...

    Your finish on this piece is very striking and the beading framing it offers a very subtle accent! Lovely!

    May I ask, why you select this image of the Virgin Mary? Just curious.


  6. Maria6:06 PM

    You feel as though she really *sees* you. Exquisite.

  7. I would also love to purchase a print for my Secular Carmelite community should they become available.....

    She has a very gentle "comforting" and soft expression, very well portrayed..and I just adore how the Infant is cradling Her chin...such a loving, intimate gesture toward His Beloved Mama...

    Excellent work Terry!! Our Blessed Mother is so proud :) She has indeed blessed your work.


  8. From God's mind to your hand...beautiful.

  9. Thanks everyone - you are all very kind.

  10. Terry, I'm really serious about a print or a reproduction. You really ought to consider getting this one out there. (Plus, I'm too poor to commission a Terry Nelson original.) :-p

  11. I love this icon! Very meaningful.
    I read the narrative; her expression is just right.

  12. Thom - thanks - I will see what I can do.

    Father - Thanks very much.

  13. This really beautiful.


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