May 17, 2011

The Fire of Justice

Blessed Thurgood Marshall
Written today by the hand of Tobias Stanislas Haller.

12 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Well done, Tobias. A fine tribute to a most excellent saint of God.

susan s. said...

Wonderful!

JCF said...

Lovely, Tobias.

Holy Thurgood, pray for us.

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thanks, my friends. It was good to pick up the art-tools again after a lapse. I think I'm going to try to write an icon for a new saint each month -- from the new folks in Holy Women Holy Men. Any suggestions for June?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Any suggestions for June?

You can do me if you like, Tobias, but I'm not dead yet. Also, the suggestions should come from others besides me. :-)

June Butler

Seriously, are you looking for names of more recent additions to the calendar?

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

GM, I thought of that as I wrote! Ha!

Seriously, though, I was thinking of the latter. I've got a copy of HWHM and was inspired when I saw Thurgood's listing, though of course I'd remembered he was "in."

Grandmère Mimi said...

I give an ecumenical nod to John XXIII. His was not a pretty face, but he had a heart as great as all outdoors.

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Actually, Mimi, my teacher, John Walsted, was commissioned to write the official beatification icon of John XXIII. Interesting that Rome came to an Episcopal priest for this.

Paul said...

Tobias, I did not know we both knew John Walsted. He was my first confessor when I became an Episcopalian.

Thank you for Blessed Thurgood. Very nice.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Ah, that's a wonderful icon of John XXIII by John Walsted. It's odd that Rome sought out an Episcopal priest to do the honors.

Hermano David | Brother Dah • veed said...

It is lovely.

Is the canvas cardboard?

I suggest Ini Kopuria or Cornelius Hill.

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Mimi, John is a very gifted man. He also has a tremendous output and spends most of his time in iconography. Perhaps when I'm ready for retirement....

That's part of the reason I came up with these "quick icone" written on cardboard (yes, Dahveed!) with Conte crayons. I suppose, in prayer form, this is the difference between the Divine Liturgy and the Arrow Prayer or Ejaculation. (Quiet in the back!)

Thanks for the suggestions, Dahveed.