Category Archives: From the Pastor

A note from Father Ringley/Mensaje del Padre Ringley

Our evening with Mary on Monday the 7th of October was shared by many parishioners and guests. We are grateful to the Alliance of the Holy Family International for making the evening possible. Thanks also to all who participated in consecrating our parish and her families to the Blessed Mother. Parishioners will notice that a…
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October: Month of Mary, Month for Life

October is designated as a month of particular devotion to Mary. It is also designated as Pro-Life Month. It is no coincidence that we are asked to pay special attention to Mary and to human life during this month because it is in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary that we see God revealing…
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THE ALTARPIECE OF ST. MARY’S/EL RETABLO DE LA IGLESIA SANTA MARÍA (Part 2)

Last week we wrote about the first half of the artist Leonard Porter’s note on the altarpiece here at St. Mary’s. This week we conclude that discussion.

Contrasting the two realms represented in the upper and lower registers of the painting, i.e. the upper heavenly realm of light and glory which results from the coming of the Savior, and the lower realm of the Old Testament where things are shadowy and awaiting perfection, the artist has included the Ark of the Covenant by making the tomb to correspond the Ark’s proportions.

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