Heavenly Friends – An Introduction to the Beauty of Icons

Heavenly Friends &ndash; <em>An Introduction to the Beauty of Icons</em>
Item# 854238
$7.95

32 pages, 9” x 8”

Beautiful and full of symbolism, icons have the power to bring us into a sacred world of deep prayer and reflection through the practice of Visio Divina—sacred seeing. In this powerful book, renowned iconographer Fr. William Hart McNichols and catechetical leader Kathy Hendricks have teamed up to introduce young people to a lifelong practice of reading and praying with icons. While reflecting on the lives of 12 holy people of God, readers will discover the beauty and meaning of this special kind of sacred art and will deepen their own prayer lives by engaging with the symbols portrayed. An excellent teaching tool and a valuable guide to prayer, this is an engaging and powerful book for young people—and for any adult yearning to know more about icons and to how to pray with them.

Father William Hart McNichols is a painter, illustrator and iconographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico , and he also assists with sacramental ministry at the church of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande.

Kathy Hendricks is a mother, grandmother, and author of several books on catechesis, spirituality, and family.

Click here to see a sample of this book.