"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Neilson Carlin is a Master of Fine Art

Official image for 2015
World meeting of Families
Artist's website here.

Neilson Carlin has works at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin as well.

Neilson Carlin

For more on the 2015 World Meeting of Families go here.


  1. I first saw this beautiful painting yesterday and loved it. I hope replicas will be made and sold to the public. It is a very unique depiction of the most holy family with the "abuelitos" depicted as well.

    A truly gifted artist indeed.

  2. I know! I love the inclusion of the abuelitos myself.

  3. Charming and delightful but holy and pious as well. I think it will appeal to many people on many levels.

  4. I don't think the painting of St. Pope Pius X with Alfred Loisy under his heel is hanging in the offices of the National Catholic Reporter.

    1. Of course the buff guy under Pius' heel is not an actual likeness of Alfred Loisy who in reality looked like a meek academic. The guy could represent those infected with the spirit of theological modernism. If you look closely at the book in the guy's hand you can see "Loisy" printed very faintly on the cover. Loisy, a priest, was one of the founders of theological modernism. Unfortunately, he wound up getting excommunicated. Remember, it was Pius X who said that "modernism is the synthesis of all heresies." I personally like to add the qualifier "theological" to the modernism to which Pius refers. I mean, I'm a huge fan of modernism in poetry and fiction (Eliot, Joyce et al).

    2. I'm glad you caught that with Loisy. I love how painters do things like that.

      Is modernism still a heresy? I thought it has been rehabilitated.


      I'm kidding.


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