Monday, August 15, 2011


For Catholics, today (August 15) is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Out in Teaneck, New Jersey, my old college buddy Anthony Santella is doing a large scale carving of Mary out of the trunk of a dead softwood tree on the grounds of St. Anastasia Church.

Here are some images of the work in progress:

Also (via Fran on Facebook): Karl Rahner on the Assumption of Mary.

Flashbacks: Solemnities of the Assumption 2010, 2009, 2008 and Bertha.

1 comment:

Fran said...

That is beautiful! If I am correct, I recall seeing your friend Anthony's work not only online, via your blog, but at the art that was in place at St. Paul's when Sue and I came to visit a few years ago.