The Oratory – Original Painting


The beauty of adoration abounds in this sacred space. Scroll down to learn more about the painting!

Painted on a canvas, 14×18, Painting wraps around the edges!

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This is the chapel where I learned how to have a real, authentic relationship with Jesus.

I fell in love with spending time with Jesus daily in adoration, and in a particular way though spending a semester and half falling asleep in His presence every day. By grace, I realized that I would rather be in the presence of Jesus and fall asleep than take a nap in my bed all alone.

What a game changer to realize that. That day I let go of my insecurity about being exhausted and falling asleep and just let Jesus love me. He wanted to see me, who was I to deny Him that?

Any adoration chapel would have taught me this truth, but beauty and simplicity of the Oratory facilitated it.

The tabernacle and monstrance are breathtakingly ornate, fitting for the King of the Universe to reside in. You couldn’t sit in the chapel and forget the connection between Jesus in the monstrance and Jesus in the tabernacle behind and Jesus in the Mass that was celebrated three times a day on the very altar, and the Host – Jesus again – that you received at those Masses.

To worship, to consume, to adore. It all came together in the Oratory.

The Oratory has a Holy card with this prayer: “O my beloved Jesus, the efficacy and fruitfulness of this time of adoration comes not from me but from You. It is all Your doing. I place myself before You as a vessel to be filled”. That prayer stuck in my head. If I prayed it before adoration and I still fell asleep how could I blame myself? To hate myself would be to hate God because He was the one in charge of adoration. If He wants me asleep, or if He wants me awake, that is what will happen.


Oil paint is slightly transparent, letting light bounce through thinner layers of paint to the the lower layers. The brush strokes, everywhere they are even slightly raised, catch the light, and change throughout the day as the light changes.  The original painting will hold a depth that is not capturable with a print.  There’s no replacing what an original piece looks like, and when you love a piece, it’s always worth it to get the original if possible.


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Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 20 × 16 × 5 in


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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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