Our First Anniversary

This week we celebrate the first anniversary of Picturing God: Faces and Traces of the Divine. In celebration, Loyola Press will give away five 2012 Ignatian Inspiration calendars. To enter for your chance to win, please leave a comment on this post before end of day Friday, October 14.

The winners will be announced early next week. There is no need to leave your personal contact information in your comment; I’ll contact the winners via e-mail for shipping details.

Today we walk down memory lane and highlight several pictures from the last year.

Water has been a popular theme for images, including one of the earliest photos submitted to us, Gentle Ripples.

gentle ripples of water
Submitted by Jade Zirino.

We’ve featured more winter photos than summer pictures but continue to welcome scenes from all seasons.

snow-covered tree outside mother's window
View from Mother’s Window, submitted by Rosemary.

One of our most popular posts was this scene from the famous pilgrim route of el Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

walking the meseta on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Submitted by Margaret.

Thank you for being a part of Picturing God this year. We look forward to uncovering more faces and traces of the Divine with you in the future. In fact, now’s a great time to submit your own picture. Where do you find God in the world around you?

6 Comments on Our First Anniversary

  1. I love the lens perspective that helps me look through ‘new eyes’ and this blog does that for me in ways both refreshing and challenging…practicing presence! Bless you one and all!

  2. Although I’ve seen the photos occasionally on Facebook through IgnatianSpirituality.com, I hadn’t paid too much attention until very recently when I wanted to forward a significant one to my sister. When I went onto the website, I was enraptured, studying each photo and in many instances being drawn into the scene. When I had viewed them all, I felt like I had been on retreat. Thank you so much! What a great ministry you have.

  3. What a gift it is to check my email today and find a place that I have actually visited! Thank you for the gift of a wonderful memory. My husband and I were students for one summer at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain. While there, a priest from the Faculty invited us to visit the sites blessed by the presence of the Saint. We ended our day with a visit to the Church where her relics are presented on the altar and where she was able to be present at the mass in the time before she died. Thank you for blessing us with this beautiful photo of such a Sacred Space.

  4. The winter tree conveys to me the image of a chalice. The great openness and immensity of it gives the impression of receiving and embracing the world with all its sufferings and joys. Beautiful.

  5. Hi i enjoyed the post on the view from my mothers window.it helped me to reflect on the injustices am passing thru at my work place and to for give the people who are tormenting me coz i know that God loves each one of us

  6. I would love to receive a calendar with you pictures as I would be
    able to use them in my Religious Ed classes. I’m sure they would
    also inspire my prayer. Thanks for this opportunity.

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