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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Jesus, Cousin of John

9×12″ oil on canvas panel; click on painting for purchase information.

This coming Sunday, the Church celebrates the Baptism of the Lord. It is moving to picture Jesus in line with the crowds coming down to the Jordon River to be Baptized by John. The most surprised by this was John who knew that his cousin ought to have been baptizing him. And yet, for the years of their youth, John saw Jesus only as a revered family member, so ordinary in his human condition. As much as John must have loved Jesus, he said about their past together: “…and I myself did not know him…”  Such was the complete entrance into our daily living that God made in Jesus.

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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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