11x14" oil paint on canvas panel

11×14″ oil paint on canvas panel

Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur, Belgium, was an ordinary country girl. This trait was exemplified in a place setting for her in an exhibit by her Sisters today. I liked this way of characterizing this aspect of her life, and planned the above painting as a companion piece to another I have begun for her friend and co-foundress: Francoise Blin de Bourdon.

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  1. Cherie Carroll on November 9, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I love the simplicity of the place setting but most of all how the cross is
    placed above everything else. A great reminder to me; how I should
    “set” my own life. Thank you Sister Maresa!

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