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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Poinsettia and White Berries

8×8″ oil on canvas panel; click on painting for purchase information.

Sunday marked the third week of Advent for us, so Christmas is now very near. Our halls are nearly decked and many pathways lit with welcoming lights entwining evergreens. And though we sing “Rejoice!” our hearts are heavy for the massacre of the innocents of Connecticut. Red and green, the traditional colors of Christmas, also recall the mystery and paradox of martyrdom and new life. The Babe of Bethlehem knew the same.

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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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