A Stolen Moment


From the chaos of the world you sneak into the chapel. The world is outside, clamoring for attention, but with Jesus you can rest without worry or fear.


Originally an oil painting on aluminum-backed linen panel. Printed on semi-gloss archival paper in a variety of sizes with the option of a white conservation mat.

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From the chaos of the world you sneak into the chapel. The world is outside, clamoring for attention, but with Jesus you can rest without worry or fear. It is the place of encounter with everlasting Love Himself and He rejoices at your arrival.

At each moment, Jesus is present in the tabernacle expressly for you. He thirsts for you, as Mother Teresa said so often, He longs to spend time with you.

So steal a few moments from the day and be with Jesus.

“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta


The day I took the photo for this painting was a fun church tour day. This was the last church, hidden away in the tiny town of Hampshire, IL – St. Charles Borromeo church.

This was the stop I planned to do my holy hour because they had an perpetual adoration. I parked – alone in the parking lot, and really hoped the website was right and there was adoration in the church because I didn’t see any signs for the adoration chapel.

The church was silent and dark, no one was inside. I was a little bummed, but these things happen. I wandered around the beautiful church, drew, then started the holy hour.

Some dude walked across the sanctuary and into a side door, and I was like, that was weird. Probably the sacristan. Finally it was time to go, I really needed to get home and start the work day.

I get into my car, and as I’m putting the key in the ignition, what do I see but a sign, right in front of my car, plain as day, saying “adoration chapel” with an arrow point away from the main doors.

Seriously, it was like the most obvious thing. And what’s more, that guy walking across the church to the side door made a lot more sense – that was the direction of the chapel.

Chuckling because that’s just the way Jesus jokes around with me, I stole a moment and went into the chapel despite how late it was.

And it took my breath away.

You might notice, but this is the same monstrance as the “Divine Praises” painting and the one I have chosen for my business card. It’s the first monstrance I finished painting, the first major painting I chose for this shop.

It was a moment out of time when Jesus said, come away with me for a while. Remember where you started and how you have grown.


Beautiful 11″x14″, 8″x10″, or  5″x7″ print with the option for a white mat frame of conservation quality attached to the prink with all archival, acid-free adhesives.

Printed on high quality 100% cotton paper on a 10-ink pigment based inkjet printer, this print is of archival quality and as such will not fade or deteriorate even 100 years later.

Shipped in a rigid cardboard mailer with cardboard backing. Sealed in plastic sleeve.

Additional information


5"x7", 5"x7" with a mat (outside is 8"x10"), 8"x10", 8"x10 with a mat (outside 11"x14"), 11"x14"


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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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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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