6) Basilica of Our Lady of Czestochowa – The Offertory

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The offering of the gifts. The Basilica at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Czestochowa, Poland. Scroll down to read more about the part of the Mass and the church!

 

11″x14″, 8″x10″, or  5″x7″ print, drop shipped from an accredited giclee archival print company, this print will retain its colors for 100 years. Please note that drop shipping can take up to 5 days to ship, and that larger prints always take longer. Thank you for your patience!!!

Description

The Offertory: While the priest offers the bread, we the laity offer ourselves, our prayers and worries, our very lives to God. As the St. Andrew missal says, “Let us offer ourselves on the paten, as small hosts hear the large, and during the day take back nothing of our oblation”

As the priest blessed the water and mixes it with the wine and offers it. “As little drops of water in the chalice, let us offer ourselves with Jesus to God.” the St. Andrew missal says again.

Surrounded by the exalting majesty of this church, we remember what is really going on at this part of the Mass: when we offer our prayers to God it’s not in a shabby and bland church, no matter what your church looks like. When we make the offertory, God, the angels, the Saints, and Mary are present. The heavens open up and the church becomes one with the unending song of praise of the angels.

As Mary is Assumed into Heaven as depicted above the altar, as she is pulled up by Jesus to be one in body and soul now, not having to wait for the end of time, our offerings take on a serious nature. They are not offered in vain, but brought to the very throne of God right now.

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The church in this painting is the Basilica at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Czestochowa, Poland. Painted as an illustration for Kimberly Fries’ book: Traditional Latin Mass: A Missal for Children found here: https://amzn.to/3FnasK0

(For the Latin Mass loving Catholics checking for Churches to go to, the basilica in amazing. Majority of the time there are pilgrim Masses celebrated, so it depends on the priest celebrating Mass. 100% worth the visit.)

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Want to bring Jesus into your home in a special and unique way? Contact me about commissioning a Mass painting of your church at outpouringoftrust@gmail.com

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Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 1 in
Size

5"x7", 8"x10", 11×14

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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.

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