TCC Video: Orthodox Monk & Artist Luke Sheffer On Punks and Monks

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Orthodox monk on Mt. Athos

We’re fans of the Colorado Springs based artist and Orthodox monk Luke Sheffer. Fr. Sheffer used to be a monk on Mount Athos in Greece. He now teaches and makes art in his hometown. Fr. Luke speaks about his series of paintings on the The Big Something. Listen and more after the jump:

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Sammy Chong’s Paintings Imagine a 21st Century St. Ignatius

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Sammy Chong, SJ

Sammy Chong, SJ (a member of the Ecuadorian Province of the Jesuits and a professor of art at Boston College) has a new series of paintings which place the life of St. Ignatius Loyola in the 21st century. They’re powerful. See them all here: Sammy Chong’s Paintings Imagine a 21st Century St. Ignatius of Loyola. See more after the jump:

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Prayers and Readings for Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost by Giotto

Today is Pentecost Sunday, when the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles (Acts 2:1-41). Pentecost is often regarded as the Church’s birthday because from that point on the apostles carried the message of Christ. This is also an important feast for Charismatic Christians worldwide. Pentecost marks the end of the Easter season.We recommend the painting “Pentecost” by Giotto. In addition, prayers and readings for Pentecost after the jump:

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