**  Unless specified, all measurements of the ORIGINAL Size and REDUCED Size prints include a 1/2" white border.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

Just Singing in the "Reign"


Just Singing in the "Reign"

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W13" x H19"
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W 91/4" x H 13 1/4"
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 The gift of KNOWLEDGE: The gift of knowledge (the wisdom of hope) perfects the virtue of meekness which overcomes the deadly sin of anger. Splashing in the puddles can brighten a dark & rainy day.  This knowing sister shares her happy hopeful spirit with a child while she lightheartedly gives praise to God with her cheerful outlook.  A dismal day can lead hopeless people to angry despair but her gentle submissive acceptance of the rain perfects the virtue of meekness which overcomes the deadly sin of anger. She spreads the joy of "His Reign" just by singing in the rain.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

Marriage


Marriage

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W 11  1/2" X   H 15  1/2"

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In the traditional sense, nuns aren't allowed to marry or perform a marriage but in this kitchen scene they innocently enact many of the elements of the sacrament while creating an equally sweet result.

Symbolic references in the painting:  Diamond Shapes in the window glass - refer to the diamond ring given in a marriage proposal The Cookbook - a reference to the bible The Bag of Rice -reference to the rice confetti thrown at a wedding The Table - symbolic of a place to come together for a chosen few; the wedding invitees and the reception The Still Life on the Table - all the ingredients to make the 2 Italian desserts: Rice Cake (Torte di Riso) and Rice Pie (Crostata di Riso), traditional desserts for celebrations The Fireplace - symbolizes the heart  The Color Green - the table color represents harmony The Color Yellow - the wall color that surrounds them represents happiness, loyalty and joy  Flower Decoration on the Fireplace - refers to the bridal bouquet.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

Confession


Confession

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W 16  3/4"  X H 19"

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Nuns are not allowed to hear confessions as part of the sacrament of the church but their interaction with the children in the school playground allows them to receive the confessions of their students. The nun receiving the broken bouquet is smiling, accepting the confession in His name. Although mistakes and accidents are not sins, this child's inner voice of conscience leads her to confess she and her friends broke the school rule of not playing  soccer in the court yard. The result of this breaking of the school rule is a broken flower pot.  The comforting nuns look past the transgression and look into the hearts of the children, recognizing the good of their students and celebrate the gifts of reconciliation and forgiveness.  The 2 children sweeping are serious about their task of cleaning up the accidental mess. This action refers to the "penance" given for the misdeed which fits the crime.  

Symbolic References in the Painting: Nun Looking Up with Dust Pan - refers to the guardian angels present to tidy up the remnants of our transgressions to please the One above Children Sweeping - refers to the penance given for the misdeed The Soccer Ball - divided into sections which describe the shape of a "Y" at the intersections - a "Y" shape in a circle symbolizes the body, soul and spirit unified. On an elevated level it symbolizes the Trinity. The Act of Sweeping - symbolizes reconciliation. We use this symbolic reference in the saying "making a clean sweep"; confessing, being forgiven and making a brand new start.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

Morning Meditations


Morning Meditations

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W 10  1/2"  X   H 26"
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W  5  3/4"  x  H 13  3/4"
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The Gift of UNDERSTANDING:  The gift of understanding (comprehending the truth) perfects the virtue of brotherly love which overcomes the deadly sin of envy. Its early morning in Spello, Italy, not long after the sun has risen.  Riding a tandem bike down the quiet cobble stone streets, these nuns are on their way to carry-out God's work: morning prayers, service to the poor, community out-reach. They have a pure understanding of the truths found in the holy vows they hold dear.  The beauty & comfort of the hallowed church, the safety of the convent or the peace & solitude of the chapel are left to minister to the public.  They want nothing more than to please God by living their faith & putting that faith into action.  They perfect the virtue of brotherly love through their unselfish deeds which overcomes the deadly sin of envy, a desire to want more for themselves than for others.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

Communion


Communion

                                                             

Original Size Limited Edition Giclée Print
W 28 1/2" x  H 19"
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Reduced Size Limit Edition Giclée Print
W 15" x H 10 1/4 "
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Nuns are not allowed to perform the consecration of the sacrament of Eucharist and Communion which is traditionally performed within the confines of the church.  These nuns have found the opportunity to receive His gift and consecrate their actions as they parade through the cloister preparing for evening vespers.  They commune with nature and find His gift and glory in the beauty of the flora and fauna that surrounds them.

Symbolic references in the painting : Butterflies - like the many stages of a butterfly's life cycle, the soul inevitably changes during our life's spiritual journey.  The elderly nun gleefully acknowledges and takes part in the butterflies' flight of fancy. Now in her advanced years, she reflects on her soul's journey throughout her changing and developing spiritual life.  Doves - symbol of the Holy Spirit, love, & peace.  The nuns in the painting raise their eyes to the doves flying above them, recognizing His Holy Spirit among them. The nun hand-feeding the dove has her hand in the position used when receiving the Eucharist.  Cats - believed to symbolize the bridge between the seen and unseen spirit world, a guardian. The nun holding the kitten is instrumental in bridging the glance of the kitten and the mother cat.  She symbolically enacts the introduction of the church's youth to the mother church where the seen and unseen beliefs of religion are taught and revered.  This identifies her as the guardian of Christian education for the youth of the parish; preparing them for their First Holy Communion. Lizards - resemble a serpent, a symbol of the unclean spirit. A nun in the painting lovingly coaxes the lizard to come to the Bible, to take refuge in the Holy Book, to repent; a preparation for the sacrament of Communion.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

A-"Mazing" Grace


A-"Mazing" Grace

Original Size Limited Edition Giclée Print
W 18  1/2"  X H 15"
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W 11  1/4"  X  H 9  1/4"
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Notecard:     4" X 5"    (Blank)
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Bookmark:  (2 sided)   2" X 6"
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The gift of Fortitude: The gift of fortitude (in facing fears / dangers) perfects the virtue of diligence which overcomes the deadly sin of sloth. The Garden of Landriana in Ardea, Italy provides a challenge for these visiting nuns.  A labyrinth of trees, bushes & flowers test their resilience in facing their fear of getting lost.  Their gift of fortitude perfects the virtue of diligence as they carefully, thoroughly, & attentively find their way through the physically demanding maze.  With exhilarated success, they conquer idle lazy thoughts of giving up; overcoming the deadly sin of sloth.

Habit Forming Series by Linda LaBella-Morgan

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