SOLD 12) The Last Gospel – Original Painting

The beginning of the Gospel of John. St. Mary Major in Rome. Scroll down to read more about the part of the Mass and the church!


8×10 original oil painting on a wood-backed linen panel.

Optionally available with a beautiful, custom handmade frame with genuine gold leaf accents, ready to hang in your home. Email me at if you are interested in adding a frame. Frame adds an additional 3-4 weeks. Looks similar to the classic lines of this frame, but for an 8×10.

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The Last Gospel. What once was recited by the priest in the sacristy after Mass has now been added right after the Final Blessing for the faithful to join in.

The beginning of John is read, and reading, once again, that “the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us” reminds us of the Holy Communion we just received. Jesus was no more made flesh back at the nativity than He is for us today in the Eucharist.

It’s the same Jesus, fully present.

Recited under the epic, huge statues of angels holding up an image of the Holy Family with St. Ann. In the image, a ray of light is alighting on Jesus and illuminating the women; “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men: and the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” Motherhood, like in the Final Blessing image, is exalted. Ann raising Mary. Mary raising Jesus. Families take heart and know that all the graces necessary to love your children well are obtained through the Mass.

The Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us. He continues to do so every day.


The church in this painting is a simple the side altar in St. Mary Major in Rome, Italy. Every side altar has a pair of angels and they are each crafted differently. It’s amazing.

Painted as an illustration for Kimberly Fries’ book: Traditional Latin Mass: A Missal for Children found here:

(For the Latin Mass loving Catholics checking for Churches to go to, Rome is amazing. I don’t think they ever say Mass at this altar, because it’s a side altar, but it’s also the oldest church dedicated to Mary. 100% worth the visit.)


Want me to paint your church? Email me at for a quote. I paint from photo references and can add priests/servers if needed.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 4 in


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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