Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Wednesday 14 April |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Hadewych of Meer

Coming soon: Book of Deacon Saints

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 04/24/12

The superb deacon artist Lawrence Klimecki is embarking on a series of books illustrating the lives of saints and, according to a recent e-mail, he plans to begin with deacons:

What makes these different from other saints books? In addition to a theme common to the saints in each book, I will be looking at the saints in the context of their time, how and where they fit into the epic story of the history of the Church. Please take a look at the websitecreated specifically for the project and follow along as the book (and the site) become more fully developed.  Within the next few weeks I will be adding sample chapters and excerpts.  The plan is for the book to be released first as an e-book. So follow along as I share the adventure of writing, drawing, and publish volume I of The Book of Saints.

To receive updates, visit Lawrence’s website, Gryphon Rampant. There’s some terrific religious art there, too.

He also has posted a preview of his book, the sketch below, which he describes thusly: “This is the sketch for the final art that will accompany the entry on the ordination of the first seven deacons as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 6:1-7).”

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Annalisa Teggi
Amputee from the waist down is thankful every day to be alive
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
St. Faustina’s coffee cup and lessons for Divine Mercy Sund...
Zelda Caldwell
Mystery of crosses on walls of Church of the Holy Sepulchre may h...
Philip Kosloski
St. Padre Pio: His life, his miracles and his legacy
Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ
A simple test to see if you really believe Christ is risen
Here’s how to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at home
Cerith Gardiner
11 Interesting facts about the late Prince Philip
See More