Much more than simple images, icons illustrate religious figures in a way that encourages devotion and reflection. Set outside of time and space, these stylized and focused representations of Christ, Mary, and saints depict pure and static divinity. As a result, icons have been referred to as "windows into Heaven". Sitting in quiet contemplation of the forms and the holiness they represent is a wonderful way to become closer to the spirit embodied within them. We hope this small collection of icons helps to inspire prayerfulness in your daily life.
IMAGES OF CHRIST
IMAGES OF MARY
In addition to their role in religious meditation, icons have historically been objects of teaching used to depict important moments in scripture. This helped to educate and enrich the faith of believers, especially if they did not have the theological background to be familiar with Catholicism's most important stories.