Book Signing

Op. Cit. Books, John Dunn Shops, Town of Taos
Saturday, March 30, 2019
2:00 - 3:00pm

Free Author Event - signing – Q & A KATHY HENDRICKS and WILLIAM McNICHOLS Heavenly Friends: An Introduction to the Beauty of Icons

Beautiful and full of symbolism, icons have the power to bring us into a sacred world of deep prayer and reflection through the practice of Visio Divina sacred seeing. In this powerful book, renowned iconographer Fr. William Hart McNichols and popular spiritual writer Kathy Hendricks have teamed up to introduce us to a lifelong practice of reading and praying with icons. While reflecting on the lives of 12 holy people of God, readers will discover the beauty and meaning of this special kind of sacred art and will deepen their own prayer lives by engaging with the symbols portrayed. A valuable guide to prayer, this is an engaging and powerful book for any adult or young person who wants to know more about icons and how to pray with them.

Kathy Hendricks is a national leader on household faith and family life. Presenter, author, friend and mentor to many, she is also the author of the column, "My Spiritual Director" which appears regularly in Religion Teacher's Journal. Kathy is a spiritual director with an extensive background as a catechetical leader, parish minister, and retreat director.

William Hart McNichols has been "drawing and coloring in his room" since he was five years old. He was a member of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) from 1968 to 2002. He studied at St. Louis University, Boston College, Boston University and Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “Father Bill” furthered his art studies at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1977. In 1983 he received a Master of Fine Arts in landscape painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Father Bill served as priest at San Francisco de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos for 14 years where he touched the lives of many. 

A valuable guide to prayer, this is an engaging and powerful book for any adult or young person who wants to know more about icons and how to pray with them.

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