Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grand Opening of Loome Sacred Gifts

Grand Opening THIS Sunday
November 15th
2 - 4 PM

Loome Sacred Gifts

Featuring an Art Show of original works by Catholic Artists and a concert by the St. Agnes Chamber Choir

Renaissance polyphony sung from the highest balcony. Massive original oil paintings on display. Vibrant original icons tucked among shelves of theological books. Caramels made by Trappestine nuns. This Sunday will be a Catholic cultural event for families, priests, and friends alike. You're going to love it. Please join us this Sunday for our grand opening event.

- Christopher and Andrew and our fine colleagues.

Loome Sacred Gifts Grand Opening
November 15th
2 -4 P
2 PM
- Concert
2:30-4 PM
- Art Show

Loome Theological Booksellers
320 4th Street N

, MN 55082


Saint Agnes Chamber Choir

The Saint Agnes Chamber Choir, a group dedicated to singing the masterpieces of the High Renaissance, performed for the first time in 1986. In 1991 Donna May became the director of the Choir, and in 1993 the Chamber Choir began to sing the anticipatory Mass of the 1st Sunday of each month during the regular Twin Cities Catholic Chorale season (Oct. - June). The Choir's repertoire includes more than a dozen Renaissance Masses and scores of polyphonic motets, both of Renaissance and contemporary composers.

Catholic Artist Mark Sanislo

Nationally known artist, Mark Sanislo, began his distinguished art career as an accomplished commercial artist and photographer. A work history that would later enhance his portrait career. After several years, Mr. Sanislo decided to go into business for himself, building a business that included two art galleries with several artists working in the busy Mackinac Island resort in northern Michigan. For ten years Mark's talents received wide acclaim for his quick renderings of vacationing families.

Mark Sanislo is also recognized nationally for employing his portraiture to religious art. Leaders in the church whom Mark has painted include Mother Angelica, Founder of The Eternal Word Television Network, Archbishop Harry Flynn and former Archbishop John Roach of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Diocese.

Come see Mark Sanislo's original paintings at the Grand Opening of Loome Sacred Gifts.

Iconographer Carmelite Br. Christopher

Under a special arrangement with Fr. John Mary of the Carmelite Hermitage of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lake Elmo, we will be allowed to display a selection of Br. Christopher's icons for one afternoon only, Sunday November 15th.

More than an art form, icons beckon us to a spiritual encounter as their characteristic two-dimensional aspect draws us into a unique and immediate intimacy with the sacred subjects portrayed. It is our hope that by contemplating these holy images you will grow ever closer to the beauty that can be found only in God and His heavenly Kingdom.

Come see Br. Christopher's original icons at the Grand Opening of Loome Sacred Gifts.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I wish I could come! Alas, I cannot - but my very best wishes anyway.

    I was wondering - why aren't the caramels made by Caramelites? Hee hee!

    Also I must mention: as I read this I had the eerie and wonderful sensation that I had already experienced something like it - yeah, the Gutenberg Festival in Quayment - but I had forgotten that it had been fiction!

    Fortunately I recalled this dictum of Chesterton:
    "Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves." [GKC Heretics CW1:66]

    Yes, indeed - and so perhaps this event will lead to yet another story about that famous bookstore-in-a-church... Oh boy.