Fra Angelico Coffeehaus
Please join us!
As is tradition at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,
lovely nativities from around the world will be displayed.
Monday, December 16, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 pm
in the Seton Youth Room
in the Faith Formation Center
This is just what you need to reflect on the REAL meaning of Christmas!
Families are welcome!!
Members of the 10:00 O'Clock Choir will fill the air with Christmas carols and nativities will be displayed by members of the Shawl Ministry and the Quilt Ministry from their personal collections. Coffee and treats will be served.
Great fellowship event sponsored by Community Life!
Fra Angelico Coffeehaus is an opportunity for us to come together as a community in a leisurely “artful” setting. We will gather in the Youth Room and enjoy an evening of the visual and performing arts, coffee and conversation. All ages are welcome!
If you are an artist who would like to participate in future events, please contact
Kathy Kunes at 972-596-5505 ext. 4246, email@example.com
or Jessica Volcansek ext. 4286, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Fra Angelico was reported to say "He who does Christ's work must stay with Christ always". This motto earned him the epithet "Blessed Angelico", because of the perfect integrity of his life and the almost divine beauty of the images he painted, to a superlative extent those of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
From various accounts of Fra Angelico's life, it is possible to gain some sense of why he was deserving of canonization. He led the devout and ascetic life of a Dominican friar, and never rose above that rank; he followed the dictates of the order in caring for the poor; he was always good-humored. All of his many paintings were of divine subjects, and it seems that he never altered or retouched them, perhaps from a religious conviction that, because his paintings were divinely inspired, they should retain their original form. He was wont to say that he who illustrates the acts of Christ should be with Christ. It is averred that he never handled a brush without fervent prayer and he wept when he painted a Crucifixion. The Last Judgment and the Annunciation were two of the subjects he most frequently. Pope John Paul II beatified him on Oct. 3, 1982, and in 1984 declared him Patron of Catholic Artists.