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.

http://www.wlp.jspaluch.com/18146.htm


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.




Lent is a perfect time to pay loving attention to your inner contemplative. Join Brother Mickey as he shares his paintings, stories, and colorful insights inspired by the lives of select saints from Gospel days through modern times.  Renew your hope and refresh your spirit with the help of these great figures from across time and space.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S., award-winning artist and author


On Saturday, May 19th, the blessing and dedication of a new Dorothy Day House took place in Memphis TN.  Sister Maureen Griner purchased one of Brother Mickey’s paintings, which had originally appeared in his book on Dorothy Day, so that everyone would be reminded of the importance of welcome and hospitality. The painting is called “All Are Welcome” and was framed and hung in time for the blessing and dedication. The following video was sent by Sister Maureen, so that we could all be part of the joy of this special day.