Sacred Heart Parish of Vernon was the site of a very special Lenten Mission from February 12 - 14th. Nationally renowned artist Brother Mickey McGrath, O.S.F.S., lead parishioners on a Journey to the Heart of Christ through the spiritual reflections of St. Francis de Sales, prayerful song, and the medium of his own sacred art. The mission began with the celebration of the Mass on Sunday, and continued for three consecutive evenings. Each session built upon the other and helped all participants to recall a lost loved one, recognize them along with the communion of Saints, and join together with the faithfully departed in coming before the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Brother Mickey intertwined yarns of his youth, stories of the Saints, and simple sayings of St. Francis de Sales to bring those in attendance closer to the loving God he knows. His ability to evoke laughter and tears through the familiar stories of an Irish-Catholic upbringing opened the hearts of all. His special affinity to the Saints and a unique way of bringing them alive through the vibrant colors on a canvas opened the minds of all to a new source of inspiration. Thank you, Brother Mickey! We should live in this world as though our spirits were already in heaven, Saint Francis de Sales. Artist's Website: www.beestill.com
2013 - photos at end of gallery are from a visit to Brother Mickey's studio in Camden, NJ.
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