Monday, October 12, 2009

Sister Petra, Master Artist

Sr. Petra, our Oblate Sister, is not only an accomplished iconographer, but also is a very talented sacred artist with statues. Her studio is our garage, which is unfortunately a place of storage for many other things and is, at this time, not a good place for working, since the temperatures are quite cold and the snow has fallen as of this day (October 12).

Her recent work as been with statues for a local church and a former convent which is now a historical society residence. Here are some photos of her work, which she was also assisted by two lay members of our association, who are also artists.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus, present in the most Blessed Sacrament, be loved, praised and adored, in every tabernacle throughout the world, even to the end of time. Amen. Alleluia!


Victor S E Moubarak said...

That's beautiful.

Does Sr Petra make the statues or paints them?

They are marvellous.

God bless.

nazareth priest said...

Victor: Thanks for visiting!
Sr. Petra restores and paints new statues. She does not make them.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Sister's work is MUCH appreciated. There is great demand for restoration and repair of our sacred images. Few have the patience, time or prayerful skill necessary for the work.

God bless her and her assistants!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you.

Sr Petra has great talent.

I like the pictures of snow. Here in the UK it's grey and cold.

God bless.

nazareth priest said...

Victor: Sorry to hear the UK is grey and cold.
I had the most wonderful fortune to be in Oxford in September three years ago. The gardens were beautiful and the weather was very mild. Good memories.

nazareth priest said...

Cathy: Sr. P. will appreciate your comments. It is a real art to restore the sacred; she does this with such devotion and love. Thanks!