Read About Catholic Students Icons of Faith

by Sister Julie Ann on July 19, 2012

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Mariella Erdmann directed students at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in a summer iconography workshop. Emphasizing the importance of each step of the process of writing an icon including silence and prayer, Sister Mariella began with class lectures tracing the rich history of this spiritual artform throughout the centuries.

Students’ personlized icons are featured in the gallery on this page. Here are their heavenly intercessors:  

  • Sister Julieta – St. Josephine Bakhita
  • Sister Thi – Bishop Peter Marie Lambert De La Motte, Founder of the Lovers of the Holy Cross
  • Sister Tuyen – Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus
  • Sister Emiliana – Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Sister Bernadette – Saint Bernadette
  • Sister Francette – Russian Madonna

If you desire to know more about the process of making your own icon from 3 Sisters who are willing to share their experience, follow the links below for some truly inspiring reflections and images. (photos: Sister Natalie, Sister Mariella)

6 thoughts on “Read About Catholic Students Icons of Faith”

  1. Sister Natalie says:

    Each Iconography Class experiences a profound prayer.  Thank you for sharing the blessing with all who will view this posting. 

  2. Smaryb says:

    When I went into Sain Ritas chapel, I stood and admired these beautiful icons. Thank you for such a wonderful inspiration.

    Sister Mary Bodwin

  3. S.Mary Ann says:

    The quote of “eyes being the window to the soul” comes to mind as I ponder these meaningful icons!  The wonder of discovering how to write, pray, and meditate with these icons and those who wrote them is an an encounter with God!

  4. sisterjune says:

    I sit in awe at these icons and know that the Sisters who experienced the class were spiritually enriched.

  5. Smaryfrances says:

    The Sisters tried to help us to understand what they were doing as they wrote their icons.  I am in awe of their prayer and work in bringing life to the icons. 

  6. Sr. Delores says:

    When I went into St. Rita’s chapel, I was very moved by the beauty and depth of feeling in the icons.  It is a work of the soul!  Thank you for sharing the gift of what the Lord is doing in you…

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