Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Photos and story by Barbara J. Fraser
HUARAZ, Peru -- How does an artist depict the tension, emotion and drama of the Passion when crafting images of the Stations of the Cross?
To fashion the statues ordered by Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Peruvian stone carver Antonio Tafur began with prayer.
He put himself in the place of the people in each scene -- the scowling Pilate, who knew he was condemning an innocent man; the heartsick Veronica easing Jesus' pain; the irate soldier driving nails into the cross as if Jesus were a criminal. Then he chose the precise moment that he wanted to capture, "the way a photographer does."
"I want people to understand what Jesus was like," he said. "And I want them to understand that there is a group of young people (the Don Bosco artisans) living in community, in peace and tranquility. (By following Jesus) you're going to live differently."
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Action Alert for National Migration Week 2017: Creating a Culture of Encouter (No subject) ...
Friar Murray Bodo , author and friend of our Monastery visited us before going on to lead a pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy. His latest boo...