Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Your Servant, Lord

Below is the initial test sketch 8 x6″ of the final painting. I wanted to test color scheme and light effects before I tackled the larger format.

Verdant Pastures

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. In verdant pastures He gives me repose. (Ps. 23:1)

In Him My Rest

Psalm 62:5: “Yes, my soul, find rest in God.” Scroll below to see beginnings.

Light of Travelers

So many people on the move today…from point A to some possible unknown B. Jesus and Mary also did their share. No doubt Mary undertook a great deal of traveling trying to catch up with her adult Son for some precious contact with him as He moved among His people. As Sisters of Notre Dame, […]

Heart of Darkness

And so begins the Sacred Triduum, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. In the timeless words of the poet Joyce Kilmer: Lord, Thou didst suffer more for me Than all the hosts of land and sea. So let me render back again This millionth of Thy gift. Amen. (Prayer of a Soldier in France)

Only Believe

When all the friends of Jairus were telling him that his daughter was dead, don’t bother the Teacher, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid, only believe.” (Mk. 5:36)

Our Refuge

Mary, Mother of Jesus, has many titles, one of which is “Sweet Refuge”. We look to her as our safe place between earth and heaven, our sure link to her Son.