Shalone Cason

Shalone Cason

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This site's editor-in-chief is a Catholic husband, father, and author. He loves sharing the Catholic faith through art and graphic design. Check out his prayer books and coloring books on

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (1667/1670, Spain) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Public Domain Catholic Painting

About the Image: Murillo's great talent for dramatic painting is apparent in this monumental depiction of the familiar parable of the prodigal son, an allegory of repentance and divine forgiveness. With players and props effectively placed to underscore the drama, it is reminiscent of a well-staged theater piece. The artist...

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The Appearance of Christ at the Cenacle (Apparition du Christ au cénacle) (1886-1894, France) by James Tissot - Public Domain Catholic Painting

About the Image: Christ appears to his followers at the cenacle, the upper room where they had shared the Last Supper. Exposing his glowing wounds, Jesus reveals himself to them—to their delight and wonder—while the servants who tend the disciples peer through the curtains in astonishment. About the...

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Christ on the Cross Adored by Saints Thomas Aquinas and Catherine of Siena (1490, Italy) by Lorenzo d'Alessandro da San Severino - Public Domain Catholic Painting

About the Image: This is a typical example of the two-sided panels carried in fifteenth-century religious processions. Such objects were regularly handled and exposed to the elements. On one side, the theologian Thomas Aquinas and the mystic Catherine of Siena, who holds the heart that Christ gave to her, flank...

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The Assumption of the Virgin (1613–1614) by Peter Paul Rubens - Catholic Coloring Page

About the Image: In 1612, the owners of Antwerp's Plantin Press, Jan and Balthasar Moretus, asked their friend Peter Paul Rubens to create thirteen illustrations for a new Catholic prayer book called Breviarium Romanum. Rubens completed these drawings, including one of the Assumption of the Virgin, by March 1614. Balthasar...

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