Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Dawn of Grace

I painted this image for the Christmas Season this year. Tomorrow is February 2nd, traditionally celebrated by the Church as the Feast of the Presentation, when forty days after his birth, Jesus and Mary were presented in the temple according to Jewish practice. It has also been called ‘Candlemas Day’ because Jesus was recognized by Simeon as the Light of the World. New candles were blessed and lit in celebration. And it has also been called the Feast of the Purification of Mary, since according to Jewish custom, the mother underwent a purification ritual after giving birth.

8×6″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

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Meet Sr.Maresa

I am Sister Maresa Lilley, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame, located in Chardon, Ohio, USA. For many years, I have enjoyed a passion that permits me to reflect upon simple reality with a brush in hand. To capture a simple essence on canvas and to discover inherent beauty is a daily immersion.

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