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“Compared to Francis, she (Clare) is the smart, clear, and practically inclined woman who does honor to her name. Francis’ entry into her life... more
“Compared to Francis, she (Clare) is the smart, clear, and practically inclined woman who does honor to her name. Francis’ entry into her life means something completely new for her. Thanks to him, she does not retain merely a woman of reason, but through her love for him-a love requited by him-she becomes his student. She believes and is willing, but she at first sees her service mainly to lie in the practical realm. In herself, she is a born Martha. The fact that she also receives a share in Mary is something she owes to Francis. But in obedience she must continue to be a Martha: as the superior, who understands and deliberates and arranges. She has henceforward come to see that contemplation is the mother of action. Through Francis she has learned what personally given love is; her love becomes a response to what she has encountered in Francis. Only because she has learned to understand prayer through him does her love for the Lord become a truly personal love...
About William Hart McNichols
Artist Statement on Iconography
�There is only Christ: He is everything and He is in everything." St. Paul, Colossians 3:11
I honor and revere the Byzantine icons and the profound spirituality of the Othodox churches. I try to bring true devotion and prayer into the process of writing an icon, dependent upon the inspiration of the Blessed Trinity, the saints, holy ones, and the Mother of God. As a Roman Catholic iconographer, I have no intention of assuming to be Orthodox, but continue to pray with many others, for unity brought about by the Spirit, amongst the churches.
2014 is my 24th year as an Iconographer and I am very grateful for the tremendous support from around the World. The great bulk of Icons are commissions from...