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Celtic Knotwork Stained Glass Coloring Book

…this collection of intricate knotwork. First used hundreds of years ago, Celtic knots were great for filling in borders and empty spaces in illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, and jewelry. (They rarely appeared by themselves.) Stunning in their simplicity, the knotted patterns are made up of single…

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Color Your Own Book of Kells Coloring Book

…finest example of early Christian art of its kind, and one of the most beautiful books of the early Middle Ages. The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript, a copy of the four New Testament gospels in Latin. For this striking coloring book, artist Marty Noble has expertly rendered 28 full-page…

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Daily Roman Missal Third Edition

…contained in each entry, not referenced throughout the volume. Both the long and short forms of readings are printed. Illustrations from illuminated manuscripts grace the pages. The sixteen new saints in the Church's calendar of feast days are added. Relevant passages from the Catechism of the…

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Be Still Celtic Framed Print

…the lost art of hand lettered illumination used by medieval monks. He crushes semi-precious stones - lapis lazuli, cinnabar, and azurite to make his own paints. Using a goose quill, the letters are meticulously applied by to the calf skin vellum. The final illumination is achieved using 24K gold…

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Theology of the Body Explained: Revised Edition

…to reflect what we now know about the structure of John Paul II’s original manuscript The newly discovered headings of the Pope’s original text have been incorporated throughout The illuminating insights of John Paul’s six undelivered and previously untranslated addresses…

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Mother Blessing-Framed Print

…goose quill, he meticulously applies the letters and beautiful designs to the calf skin. One at a time, the colors are applied. And the final illumination is achieved using 24K gold leaf.  The artist's seal is imprinted in molten wax at the bottom of each copy, making every print a unique…

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Love (First Corinthians) Framed Print

…goose quill, he meticulously applies the letters and beautiful designs to the calf skin. One at a time, the colors are applied. And the final illumination is achieved using 24K gold leaf.  The artist's seal is imprinted in molten wax at the bottom of each copy, making every print a unique…

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"In our home..." Framed Print

…goose quill, he meticulously applies the letters and beautiful designs to the calf skin. One at a time, the colors are applied. And the final illumination is achieved using 24K gold leaf.  The artist's seal is imprinted in molten wax at the bottom of each copy, making every print a unique…

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4 Evangelists (Book of Kells) Celtic Window Hang

4 Evangelists (Book of Kells) Celtic Window Hang

…artist and professional photographer. It's printed on transparent museum-quality material which makes the ancient art illuminate just like the original "illuminated" manuscript found in the famous Book of Kells. Hangs from an attached string, small suction cup included. A beautiful way to display…

#SaintoftheDay St. Brigid of Ireland (45...

#SaintoftheDay St. Brigid of Ireland (45...

…and became its abbess. She went on to found many other religious communities, as well as a School of Art famous for its metal working and illuminated manuscripts. St. Brigid was known for her extraordinary spirituality, even converting her father to the faith after he witnessed her fashioning the…

Celebrating St. Patrick: An All-Things-Celtic Gift Guide

…beautiful and intricate artwork which became known as illuminated manuscripts,  such as the famous Book of Kells. * Illuminated manuscripts are one of the artistic treasures of the Church.   Shop our selection of original, hand-painted illuminated manuscript-inspired art  for your home or office…

A Quick Guide to the Symbols of Irish - Celtic Jewelry

…and used in monuments, such as the famous stone high crosses that dot the Irish landscape, as well as the beautiful ornamentation of illuminated manuscripts of Sacred Scripture painted by the ancient Irish monks.  Taken from its pagan earth-centric meaning, the knotwork served a new purpose…

How to Make St. Brigid's Cross

…and became its abbess. She went on to found many other religious communities, as well as a School of Art famous for its metal working and illuminated manuscripts. St. Brigid was also a contemporary and friend of St. Patrick.  St. Brigid was known for her extraordinary spirituality, even converting a…

The Surprising Delightfulness of Adult Coloring Books

…coloring books available with artwork centered on inspirational Bible passages, church architecture, religious art (including the famous illuminated Bible manuscript, the Book of Kells), and, of course, popes!  Find a collection here. If you've tried your hand at these adult coloring books, please…

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