Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Poinsettia Blossoms

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

Here and there, gradually slipping up our walls and halls are Christmas red and green. Today, I wonder if Saint Nicholas isn’t partly responsible…at least for the bright red. He was a good and generous Bishop of red robes and kind gifts for others. Children learn of him first through Santa Claus, a variation through time and cultures of his name and person. So in his memory, we celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas every December 6, and we sing: “Jolly, Old Saint Nicholas, bend your ear this way,” and ask Our Lord to come and with us ever stay.

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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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