A Life of Mary between East and West

The Life of Mary by Anne Simoneau is a computer generated representation of the events of Mary's life. Simoneau, who studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design, is a freelance artist and illustrator of books, cartoons and calendars. She is a blessed and accomplished creator of religious art inspired by the culture of the icon. She creates in an icon-like fashion influenced by the 17th and 18th century Eastern European tradition of religious art. Style and form of the icon take on the colorful and figurative rendering of Western art. The overall result is one of accomplished decorative art inviting joyful and committed contemplation.

Selection, sequence, and specific iconography of the various events of Mary's life used in this resource were determined by Father Johann Roten, S.M. of the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. The images used in this resource were commissioned by the Marian Library and are not available for reuse without the written permission of the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute.

Anne and Joachim at the Golden Door
Birth of Mary
Presentation of Mary in the Temple
Betrothal of Joseph and Mary
Shelter Seeking
Adoration of the Shepherds
Adoration of the Magi
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Flight into Egypt
Return from Egypt
Family Life in Nazareth
The Twelve-Year-Old in the Temple and Parents
Wedding Feast of Cana
Fourth Station of the Cross
Mary and John at the Foot of the Cross
Mary's Koimesis
Mary's Assumption into Heaven
Woman Clothed with the Sun

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