Advent Candles

December 15, 2015

“St. John Neumann Church, Columbia, SC.” Submitted by Terry L. Gosa. Share your Advent and Christmas photos for possible inclusion on Picturing God.

Stones

February 18, 2015

“At church this evening we had the opportunity to pick a stone from a basket and hold it as we prayed. The stone I chose was heavy, and I felt like my heart was heavy […]

Home Nativity Scene

December 24, 2012

“This is our family one. I have no manger so they are close to the Bible like they just walked out to tell the story of our Lord’s first night, a holy night.” Submitted by […]

Altar of Remembrance

November 2, 2012

“The Chapel at the Provincial House of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Latham, NY—their November altar of remembrance. Each candle burns with an image of a sister who died that year, with the […]

Circles

February 15, 2012

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.” —Attributed to Empedocles and Voltaire Submitted by Gelli Ma. Lent begins next week. Plan for the season of repentance and renewal by checking out […]

Advent Retreat 2011

November 25, 2011

Advent begins on Sunday, November 27, 2011. Join others this Advent in praying with contemplation and prayerful reading of the daily Scriptures. Download a printable retreat booklet to guide you through the Advent and Christmas […]

Emmaus Painting with Flames from Menorah

October 20, 2011

Recently “you asked ‘Where do you find God indoors?’ I feel God’s presence in many different situations. A special one is in the silence: being at home or in a church, with time for prayer […]

Candle Stands

February 9, 2011

“I find God in this photo because of the prayers attached to each candle in the picture. I took the photo at a church in Italy, and there were two other sets of these candle […]

Advent Wreath

December 20, 2010

We’ve arrived at the last week of Advent. We light the four candles of the Advent wreath and pray, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Photo by Melanie, aka @MelAFwife.

Advent Retreat

November 26, 2010

Advent is a time when we recall the Son of God becoming man for us, and we prepare ourselves for his second coming in glory. It is a time for active expectation, desire, prayer, communication, […]