Brother Mickey’s Art Exhibit Opening at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City.

Brother Mickey has been invited to exhibit his images at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, in New York in February.  The Gallery will host a visual celebration of four saintly heroes from the margins who lead us in hope to a Church waiting to be born.  Images include Thea Bowman, Dorothy Day, Augustine Tolton and Nicholas Black Elk.

      by Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS

I love many of our traditional prayers and beliefs about Mary but also love to see them cast in more contemporary light. And so, I like to imagine them in my own unique, personal way and style. The images in this collection of Prayer Starter cards spring from my desire to move forward in life, to take with me new symbols and personal interpretations of the maternal face of divine love.

On the reverse side of each card, you will find prayers and reflections.  Select a card that speaks to your heart, place it on the easel, light a candle, pour a cup of tea, and sit silently, peacefully in Mary’s gentle presence. She will bring to you her Son and share with you His peace, mercy, and non-judgmental love. 

Brother Mickey is adding a new weekend retreat for those who want to explore the combination of  prayer and creativity for the rejuvenation of their spirit.  These hands prayer experiences will include the making of mandalas, some simple expressive lettering, taking photos with your own cell phone camera for meditation, and some journaling.

I have loved Holy Cards ever since I was a kid in Catholic school, which gave me the idea for PRAYER STARTER cards: an assortment of 5 x 7” colorful cards with quotes from the four women Doctors of the Church: Sts. Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Therese of Lisieux. They each lived long ago in church history, but their sayings and teaching are as relevant as ever, perhaps even more in our own challenging times of unrest and much needed reform. As an added touch, we have included two contemporary saintly prophets, Dorothy Day and Sr. Thea Bowman. 

Prayer Starters come with an easel on which you can rest the card which speaks to you the most. Hopefully, the quote will inspire your prayerful meditation and help to keep your heart centered on hope and inner peace. Keep the card out to recall the Holy Spirit’s presence for as long as you feel the need, or give them to friends who may need a gentle reminder that God is near. 

World Library Publications is proud to present Brother Mickey’s newest book, A HOLY MOSAIC, which illustrates selected inspirational messages from Pope Francis on Love, diversity, and the family. It inspires readers to look at the world through the eyes of compassion, to meet those who are marginalized, and to rediscover the joy of life found in everyday moments.
The book is now available on line from World Library Publications, and if you wish to place your order today, please click on the link below.

You can order your copy of this amazing book here.

So happy to be able to collaborate with an amazing artist such as David Haas on this new project: Rejoice and Be Glad: (Y)Ours is The Kingdom of God.

When “Blest are They” was first written it caught our attention with its lyrical writing and singability, then it challenged and invited us to live the Beatitudes with renewed Christ-centered fervor. In this new book David Haas explores Matthew’s version of the Beatitudes through the lens of music he and others have written; through texts of Pope Francis, and David’s own exploration of the Beatitudes in everyday living. Rejoice and Be Glad! The Kingdom of God is (Y)ours! The Kingdom of God is both yours and ours – it belongs to all of us: the poor, sorrow-filled, the lowly, the hungry, the homeless, the pure of heart, the peacemakers, you and me, all of us, the Children of God.

You can get your copy from Clear Faith Publishing on the following link:

Brother Mickey is not your typical artist. His unique perspective and abilities as a religious, writer, and speaker, allow him to create art for others to appreciate, but also to encourage those who hear him to open their minds to let beauty enter, and allow them to become part of it. Brother Mickey’s latest adventure has taken him to St. Joseph Indian School in South Dakota, where he created a mural which included St. Katherine Tekakwitha, the Blessed Mother, and Black Elk, whose cause is up for cannonization. Much research went into designing the images and much excitement was generated at the school, as everyone passing by was invited to pick up a paint brush for a few minutes.


Mural project at St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota. Brother Mickey explains the images and symbolism included. for each image.