We all know the feeling; self-loathing, disappointment in oneself and the bitter realization of one’s weakness. The state of a sinner. Let’s get one thing out of the way, we’re all sinners. We all miss the standard of perfection displayed by Christ. So this isn’t a matter of not sinning at all- it’s an issue […]
I really enjoyed making this illustration. Needless to say, after two years of exclusively drawing monks, I found it a little challenging to draw a nun! I was tempted to draw a beard and a black tunic more times than I’d care to admit. Now, if you don’t already know- Saint Therese is amazing. I […]
I know, I know, it’s the feast of circumcision- but I had no idea what to draw for that! So I went with the next best thing- Saint Basil of Caesarea’s feast day (Jan 14th)! The following quote is an excerpt from a homily by Saint Basil on thanksgiving and mourning- you can read the […]
Merry Christmas! Here is a nativity hymn by Saint Ephrem the Syrian, it’s a relatively long read but it’s totally worth it! You can find English and Arabic text after the illustration. On a related note, this book (that includes this hymn) has a ton of wonderful hymns by St. Ephrem the Syrian.
My grandfather passed away yesterday mainly from severe dementia/Alzheimer’s. As a result of his illness he forgot the most basic and essential things; including how to eat and drink. A week before his passing I was spending time with him, he was exhausted that day and barely drew enough strength to fling himself and sit […]