Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Friday, June 02, 2006

In the right direction

I ran across (I can't recall where) a link to the site for this wonderful company that does liturgical murals. In an age when it seems like many 'restorations' ruin churches rather than improving them, take a look at this work on St. Mark's in Peoria.

Before:


After:


And a close-up of the altar and crucifix:

7 comments:

Father Martin Fox said...

Thanks for the heads up!

This is something I hope I can do at my parish someday. We have some very nice stained glass windows, but we lost some murals several decades ago, and I'd love to be able to restore or replace them.

Unfortunately, I need money for many more pressing projects . . .

barbfromcincy said...

Beautiful!! Gives me hope for the future...

Rick Lugari said...

Nice job. The only thing missing is MrsD's cheesy felt banners...

;)

MrsDarwin said...

Hey! Hey now! It's not MY banner, Gerty.

Rick Lugari said...

Well, my little polyester pantsuit wearing friend:

I pointed out that since the dove and flames were the most important parts of the banner visually, it might be better not to put the letters over top the flames...

"We are not drunk," I murmured...
"Yes," agreed Father enthusiastically. "Drunk with the Spirit! That's what this should convey."

So everyone debated the best angle for the letters to be placed.


I don't know, Gerty...it sure sounds like that banner is more your creation than any other's.

;)

MrsDarwin said...

Not at all, bub. I was Damage Control on the banner. Far different from being the creative force.

Come to that, I'm damage control around the house here too.

Rick Lugari said...

But if it wasn't for you bragging about how you don't hit the hooch until 9:00 AM, Father wouldn't have played of the notion that the eighth gift of the Holy Spirit is a bottle of Night Train Express.

Damage control my @$$!