Art to Celebrate Laudato Si’

Some of  SIster Thoma Swanson’s pieces are directly inspired by scripture, such as “Tears for Aaron, Rain on the Green Mountain,” a large acrylic painting referencing the weeping of Aaron, brother of Moses.

“As I read the Psalms, I saw that mountain with the tears coming down, and it struck me. It was this image of the tears of a man that were so plentiful, so huge – this huge burst of tears that could run down a mountain.”

Sr. Thoma Swanson, OP

“Tears for Aaron, Rain on the Green Mountain by Sister Thoma Swanson, OP, excerpted from Columbus Alive – Joel Oliphint, Associate Editor


God of Justice,
Open our eyes to see you in the face of the poor.
Open our ears to hear you in the cries of the exploited.
Open our mouths to defend you in the public squares
As well as in private deeds.
Remind us that what we do
To the least ones, we do to you.
Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

7 responses to “Art to Celebrate Laudato Si’

  1. Dear Sr. Thoma,
    You certainly praise God and sing God’s Song of Mercy and Justice for all God’s People and our Planet Mother Earth. A magnificent piece of Art and imagination!
    Thank you so much and keep on preaching through your art ministry.
    Love and gratitude,
    Sr. Brigid

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