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Mary Jane Miller's collections of modern Icons are visual meditations whose root is in traditional Icon Painting. Today, women iconographers around the world continue to create gorgeous work to …More
Mary Jane Miller's collections of modern Icons are visual meditations whose root is in traditional Icon Painting. Today, women iconographers around the world continue to create gorgeous work to preserve sacred art and iconography. Byzantine style modern icons are both a religious art form and meditation to develop the art of living well. As a modern Byzantine icon painter, I join my voice to other modern iconographers who speak for women icon artists including those who were unheard in the days of the early church.
The books on iconography authored by Mary Jane Miller are filled with spiritual imagery that offers contemporary ideas with an old-world feel for religious art and the divine. The images are fantastic meditations, ancient stories, they speak of bold spirituality, while at the same time offer a reminiscence, accurate and valuable visual history
Byzantine Iconography is an ancient technique filled with mystery even today, Women icon painters are preserving the icon …
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Miller's collection of modern Icons are visual meditations whose root is in traditional Icon Painting. Today, women iconographers around the world …
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Mary Defined through history.

The Magdalene still framed in mystery,Mary Magdalene has the potential to lead us, expose gender bias and ideology as we re-evaluate the evidence without discarding what reliable texts offer for the …
Social and Environmental, Planet Earth and Humanity No one wants a hotter, more polluted and less bio-diverse planet, though most people want the modern lifestyles made possible by cheap energy, …More
Social and Environmental, Planet Earth and Humanity
No one wants a hotter, more polluted and less bio-diverse planet, though most people want the modern lifestyles made possible by cheap energy, abundant food and industrial productivity. There is no global agreements to limit the waste and destruction caused so eight billion people can have lifestyles of abundance. It took billions of years for us to get to today. The harm we’re currently causing to the planet will eventually make it so none of us can live well.
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Planet Earth and Humanity; Our Amazing Relationship - San Miguel Icons-Icon painting workshops

Collectively, we have the potential to change our relationship to the planet. The lock down has given us a lot of time to reflect and educate …
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This isn't about Catholic iconography. It's just another eco-activist propaganda piece. It reads like one of Pope Francis' less-inspired sermons.
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IN LIGHTof WOMEN

Mary Jane Miller's books are beautiful chronicles in iconography. IN LIGHT of WOMEN, adds to this venue serving primarily a Christian audience by broadening an already lively discussion about the …
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Mary the mother of God, Written in Stone

Mary of Tenderness, written in stone. Because iconography is a discipline of reproducing the same image for the purpose of teaching it is paramount to grasp the idea that there is variation in …
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Reviewed by EileenQuinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism Celestial,exquisite, magnificent are the first three words that come to mind when I read this book. The author invites the reader into …More
Reviewed by EileenQuinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
Celestial,exquisite, magnificent are the first three words that come to mind when I read this book. The author invites the reader into two types of reading, On the one hand, it is conventionally written text of words. On the other hand, the reader is invited into a particular type of graphic storytelling called the icon. This storytelling is done through images, colors and shapes. The storytelling offered here wants the reader to engage with the story, in response to what you see as you ponder the image. The icons engage us first visually, then our emotions, our mind and our imagination.
Secrets and tips for new ways to frame the Jesus story and the love of Iconography through interior reflections and authors Meditations. The images are juxtaposed with text describing each image's history, religious context and my reflections on our world today. The book includes a Table of Contents, a thorough introduction to iconography, …More
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Life in Christ

Life in Christ, Knowledge of God made visible in Jesus the Man. Christian art and theology have ascribed to Mary, Mother of Jesus, a holiness that …
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Bruce H Parker Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020 Mary Jane Miller’s In Light of Women, One Woman’s Journey with Icons is a provocative addition to the growing body of work (both image …More
Bruce H Parker Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020
Mary Jane Miller’s In Light of Women, One Woman’s Journey with Icons is a provocative addition to the growing body of work (both image and text) that is extending the reach of the icon beyond the boundaries of the Orthodox tradition. Following a brief introduction to the history of the icon, and a lyrical meditation on the properties of the earth pigments and egg yolk that she mixes to create her colors, she offers a selection of her icons arranged in three chapters: Mary Icons – The Most Popular through the Ages; The Gospel of Mary Magdalene – Icons Inspired by the Gnostic Text and Creative Insights and Image from Traditional Theology; and Feminine Voice – Classic Icons Interpreted with the Focus on Women. Each icon is accompanied by Miller’s reflections, short essays that fuse theological with personal ruminations.
Miller has developed an exquisite and distinctive voice as a writer of icons, adapting the style and …More
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In Light of Women

72 pages of egg tempera icon painting collection and commentary. An exploration of women in iconography and the absence of their voices in the …
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Because iconography is a discipline of reproducing the same image for the purpose of teaching it is paramount to grasp the idea that there is variation in repetition. The message stays the same …More
Because iconography is a discipline of reproducing the same image for the purpose of teaching it is paramount to grasp the idea that there is variation in repetition. The message stays the same because of a general format and consensus of elements. An example of what I mean, can be seen here in these five renditions of the classic Mary of Tenderness icon. Two important characteristics are key to the message: the face of Jesus touching the face of Mary in their loving embrace and Mary's two hands. With one hand she holds her son, her creation as he was born of her. In contrast, with her other hand, she is presenting her son to us, as the divine child.
Having said this, any of the icons in my collection can be found by title in a variety of forms and styles, depending on the country of origin, the iconographer and the era it was painted. sanmiguelicons.com/contemporary-icon-paintings/More
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This collection of Mary icon paintings captures the great mystery of the Madonna. The archetypal relationship between Mary and Christ, urges the …
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Mary of Tenderness, written in stone.

Because iconography is a discipline of reproducing the same image for the purpose of teaching it is paramount to grasp the idea that there is variation in repetition. The message stays the same …
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Iconography has the potential the shape future theology through new liturgy and perspective for men and women everywhere. Mary Jane Miller's collecti…More
Iconography has the potential the shape future theology through new liturgy and perspective for men and women everywhere. Mary Jane Miller's collection of new work is exquisite.
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Art and Icons

Iconographers Seek the Unseen Mountain Climbers climb towards the light, they arrive at the summit where a small place to stand offers the greatest view Iconographers ascend towards the Light; the …
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Bishop William Gregg said, “The original icons demonstrate a deep understanding of the inconographic tradition woven with a stretching of that tradition to express the content of the faith in new …More
Bishop William Gregg said, “The original icons demonstrate a deep understanding of the inconographic tradition woven with a stretching of that tradition to express the content of the faith in new directions that raise challenges and questions. The reflections are strong, revealing a woman's voice of faith, confidence, courage, determination, and hope. The icons are exquisite. The combination is rich, providing much for pondering, thinking, praying, and then to embody in daily life."
Mary Jane Miller is a full-time artist iconographer for over 25 years, and currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She paints and teaches the ancient Byzantine style art of Icon writing as a prayer form. Her understanding of its spiritual symbologic language and her dedicated skill result in an experience that is deeply meditative as well as artistic. She teaches using traditional medium of egg tempera and gold leaf. Her magnificent and unique studio in Mexico is open by appointment. The Mary …More
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Sacred Icon Retreat -- A Spiritual Icon Painting Retreat

Pricing and Registration The workshop is limited to 18 participants. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Registration: At Negril, Jamaica. $215 USD …
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PURPOSE OF ICON PAINTING. Icon painting appeared as far back as the 4th and 5th century and it was from the beginning meant as a spiritual movement rather than an Art movement. From that time the …More
PURPOSE OF ICON PAINTING. Icon painting appeared as far back as the 4th and 5th century and it was from the beginning meant as a spiritual movement rather than an Art movement. From that time the content of icon painting was interwoven with life...evolution...traditional values....knowledge. Iconographers strive to interpret that world. Icons express holiness and potentially become more than just a representation of physical beauty but invite us into a realm of mystery. Icon image is more than the portrayal of natural form and beautiful lines. Icons point to a sublime spiritual world, the unseen element within natural forms and its abstracted essence. Iconography is a practice which serves the ideals of faith through the contemplation of image, gazing at icons activate our potential to realize how spirit becomes flesh, moving from mind to matter and back.
Mixing dirt and mystery is amusing, every brush stroke with egg tempera reminds you of the moment in Genesis where breath and …More
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Modern Catholic Iconography and Catholic Art

Our most recent collection of icons are reflections and variations on traditional Icon Paintings. Women iconographers around the world are making …
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Traditionally there have been too few images of women in icons, too few Orthodox women iconographers, and too few Catholic women who teach, or are recognized as female mystics. In light of this …More
Traditionally there have been too few images of women in icons, too few Orthodox women iconographers, and too few Catholic women who teach, or are recognized as female mystics. In light of this historical absence of women in the traditional Byzantine era, there is room today for change and new expression. Women of today still embrace the doctrine and discipline while continually maintaining the celebrated prayer focus which is the finest aspect of the practice.
Byzantine style Icons are an organic and dynamic piece of tradition dating back 1,700 years.
The practice of egg tempera has quietly endured and continues to speak across generations even today. “As a contemporary iconographer, adding new image and perspectives my physical, mental and spiritual strengths are reflected in the art form while my attention is tuned to an inner silence.”
Traditional Byzantine icons are a gift the Orthodox Church has given to the world, a well preserved doctrine for the expression and unification …More
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Modern Catholic Iconography and Catholic Art | Mary Jane Miller

Catholic Iconography and Catholic Art from Mary Jane Miller
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There have not been too few images of women in icons. Why would you even express your opinion as a fact?
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Ambitious Dialogue and Change for Women

Women in the Catholic Church worldwide continue to seek a more meaningful role in the society and the formation of spiritual life. Despite evidence to indicate that Jesus strongly promoted the …
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[34] Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith. [1 Corinthians 14:34]More
[34] Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith.
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Art and Spirituality, the Love of Being Bold

Someone came in my studio a while ago and exclaimed, “it is rare for me to see artwork that I want to own. I usually find myself saying…I could do that! I don’t have artwork on my walls because I …
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Jubilee House in Abingdon Virginia, Iconography Workshop

July 16 to 20, 2018 In Southwest Virginia, near the Tennessee line, is the historical town of Abingdon. There is a delightful retreat center filled with light and good energy to host an iconography…
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Sign up for July 16 to 20, 2018 Next Workshop at Jubilee House. For info contact and cost Karen & Bob Vaughan jubileeretreat.org The facilities mountain atmosphere, good food and labyrinth circle …More
Sign up for July 16 to 20, 2018 Next Workshop at Jubilee House.
For info contact and cost Karen & Bob Vaughan jubileeretreat.org
The facilities mountain atmosphere, good food and labyrinth circle make for a perfect retreat center. All ages welcome as well as all levels, no experience necessary.More
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Jubilee House Retreat Center

In Southwest Virginia, the historical town of Abingdon there is a delightful retreat center filled with light and good energy to host an iconograph…
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Icons attempt to portray and bear witness to two realities, the divine and the human, united in an undivided manner. The intent here is not to communicate human ideas about humans or spiritual …More
Icons attempt to portray and bear witness to two realities, the divine and the human, united in an undivided manner. The intent here is not to communicate human ideas about humans or spiritual concepts about the truth but rather to ask the question......"Whose are we?"
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San Miguel Icons | Mary Jane Miller

Icons attempt to portray and bear witness to two realities, the divine and the human, united in an undivided manner. The intent here is not to …
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modern catholic iconography, new work and image, egg tempera. What inspires me is the million year old dirt ,the egg tempera I paint with. I believe the earth was divinely created, not sure how or …More
modern catholic iconography, new work and image, egg tempera.
What inspires me is the million year old dirt ,the egg tempera I paint with. I believe the earth was divinely created, not sure how or the details but one thing is undeniable, the earth governs a wide array of infinite color and diverse forms expresses though icon painting.
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Modern Catholic Iconography and Catholic Art | Mary Jane Miller

The iconography represented on this site are reflections and variations on Icon Painitng visited over recent years. The purpose of our lives is to …
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For all Upcoming Iconography, painting workshops, In San Miguel Allende and the USA info is updated on this site. courses are 5 days long, or Thursdays in the studio , peaceMore
For all Upcoming Iconography, painting workshops, In San Miguel Allende and the USA info is updated on this site.
courses are 5 days long, or Thursdays in the studio , peace
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Sacred Icon Retreat -- A Spiritual Icon Painting Retreat

Artist The workshop is led by artist and long-time San Miguel de Allende resident, Mary Jane Miller. Follow this renowned icon painter on Facebook. …