Dominican Art Series

by Sister Lorraine ferguson, o.p.

“Images can be powerful if they reveal a truth, identify a feeling, convey a message, recall a unique experience, and remain with the observer. Sometimes, a person may be enlightened which provides deeper insight into one’s understanding of the image and the very world around us. This encounter may transform one’s vision and even begin to heal not only oneself but touch a broken world.”

-Sister Lorraine Ferguson, O.P.

Over the centuries, we, as members of the Dominican family, have preached through the Arts. Saints, prophets, disciples, and preaches have shared their creative gifts through painting, drawing, sculpture, poetry, music, or other modalities.

“I am writing to share my art with you.”

In celebration of the feast of Saint Dominic, Dominican Sister of Hope Lorraine Ferguson, O.P. would like to share with you some of her art images that have emerged through prayer and contemplation.

“My hope is that the emotional experience may touch into our shared human spirit and even transform our relationships and our environment,” Sister Lorraine writes.

The process is simple.

Once you sign up, you will receive an email each week for six weeks. Each email will contain a piece of art and a quotation written by a Dominican saint or a contemporary writer.

To assist you during this reflective space, we invite you to spend some quiet time with the art and quotation. Focus on the image and allow the color and form to reveal what you see. Be in touch with feelings as they arise. You may find it helpful to record some of your own personal responses in a journal for your own insight.

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This email series is offered free of charge. However, we ask that you sign up to receive the emails, and that you share the series with others who may be interested.

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Sister Lorraine has compiled ten pieces of her original art (whereas the email series only contains six art pieces) into an art reflection journal. Record your responses next to each piece of art, and save the journal as a keepsake for future reflection. These journals also make great gifts for others.

The spirit is always inviting us to delve deeper into God’s word and discern what is being revealed. We hope you enjoy this experience as we continue to be companions on the journey.

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