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Iconography is an art-form rooted in Incarnation. Jesus, our God made flesh, showed us the image (eikon) of the invisible God (Col. 1:15).  Icons are symbolic depictions of Christ and the saints designed to be “windows of heaven” That is, they invite us to transcend the physical in our move towards the spiritual as we reach  for God.  They are a meeting place between heaven and earth (similar to prayer or Bible reading). An icon invites us to spend time with an image, not obsessing over brush strokes and the  skill of its author (artist), but the spiritual word beyond which it depicts.

iconsIconographer and author, Sr. Faith Riccio, Cj, is the iconagrapher behind  Icons: The Essential Collection.  The  book combines Sr. Riccio’s icons of Christ, the apostles, and saint of the church with Scripture, short bios and devotional selections from the tradition and contemporary selections, including authors like Henri Nouwen…

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