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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Daniel Mitsui
You might remember that I have challenge coins and that I like to exchange. I received a new coin from someone who sent the 2018 version last year. They look great! Thanks. I received two copies of a newly printed … Read More
Happy Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham to members of the Ordinariate across the Pond. I heard that the Ordinariates will be meeting in Rome during October. Hopefully, some of the members who go to Rome will reach out to … Read More
It’s always a pleasure to showcase the sacred art of Daniel Mitsui. He works in various media and with a creative fusion of genres. His Archangel Michael as samurai warrior is amazing. He has accomplished a new work, which is … Read More
Are looking for unique religious gifts? May I suggest checking out the beautiful art of Daniel Mitsui? Daniel works with a fascinating fusion of forms and produces some invocative religious images, pleasing at a glance but profitable for contemplation. He … Read More
And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying: Lord, the devils also are subject to us in thy name. And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven. Behold, I have given you power to tread upon … Read More
UPDATE: I took my spiffy Mitsui altar cards to be framed. Now I have them, completed. Ready for a first look. The central card. Here is the frame I chose. The guy at the store and I had a discussion … Read More
The distinguished Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent me three prints of saints whose feast days are not very far off. As usual, in his inimitable style, his images present both awe and whimsy. BUT FIRST… a touching story… After Mass last … Read More
Daniel Mitsui occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me a large and complex image of the Tree of Jesse and a smaller image of St. Philip Neri as if a page of an Antiphonale. … Read More
The “Mass of Saint Gregory” is a common subject of art across many centuries, beginning in mid-14th c, though the subject matter dates back to the 8th c with variations. The essentials are these: Pope Gregory I, “the Great” (+604) … Read More
Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me a large text of the Pater Noster and a smaller image of a Holy Requiem Mass. For his site click HERE Please … Read More
Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me his Christo Gloria In Ecclesia. For his site click HERE You may recall that his little daughter has spent quite a bit … Read More
From time to time I post about art from Daniel Mitusi, the talented Catholic artist who has worked under the inspiration of the Medieval period as well as Japanese prints. He gets proper inculturation. You may recall that his little … Read More
Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me his new Wedding at Cana. For his site click HERE You may recall that his little daughter has spent quite a bit … Read More
Daniel Mitsui has just about become the “artist in residence” here. He recently sent me a print of the Resurrection. Here are a couple shots… it is still under its plastic protective cover. I like how he riffs from Medieval … Read More
The Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui sent me a beautiful rendering of Our Lady of Walsingham. The 7″ x 10″ print is ready for ordering HERE. Those saint in the corners are Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret of Antioch and Lawrence … Read More
I have written from time to time about the artist Daniel Mitsui. First, right now, say a prayer for him and his family. I now ask you to visit his online shop for reasons that will be obvious. HERE I … Read More
I received this note from the well-known Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui: Dear Father Zuhlsdorf: Could you do me the favor of letting your readers know about a special Christmas auction of one of my original drawings that is being done … Read More
Many of you subscribe to or know the small booklet Magnificat, an aid for the post-Conciliar form of Holy Mass. It is pocket-size and it is sent to you each, I believe, month. There is now a similar aid for the Usus Antiquior, … Read More
As Christmas approaches, the esteemed artist Daniel Mitsui sent me another print, this time of the Adoration of the Magi. Very nice! A few details. It was inspired by a 15th c. panel by the Master of the AH Monogram. … Read More