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"These paintings represent my interpretation of the mission of St. Ignatius Loyola. They incorporate all I know and feel about my life as a Catholic and as an artist. The process of creating this body of work has taken me almost three years in which I have been continuously supported by the Xavier University Community. My research for the exhibition included completing the Spiritual Exercises with Darrell Burns, S.J. and attending the 2008 Ignatian Pilgrimage led by Tom Landy, Director of the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture at Holy Cross University."

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Below are images from Holly's show and book.

Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier Portrait 36"x48" oil on canvas.

Ignatius Loyola

Ignatius Loyola Portrait 24" x30" oil on panel.

Final Embrace

Final Embrace 30"x30" oil on canvas and paper.

Pedro Arrupe

Pedro Arrupe, SJ 18"x24" oil on canvas.


Ignatius: 40"x60" oil and maps on canvas


Epiphany: 40"x60" oil and maps on canvas


Donkey: 36"x60" oil and maps on canvas

Angel 2

Angel 2: 36"x60" oil on canvas

Black Madonna

Black Madonna: 36"x60" oil on canvas

Angel 1

Angel 1: 36"x60" oil on canvas

Manresa Woman

Manresa Woman: 24"x48" oil on canvas


Fountain: 24"x36" oil on canvas


Serpent: 24"x48" oil on canvas


Armor: 72"x42" oil on canvas


Weaving: 96"x60" mixed media


Landscape: 72"x50" oil and maps on canvas


Shoes: 40"x40" oil and maps on canvas


Tree: 36"x36" oil on canvas

Our Lady of the Way

Our Lady of the Way: 66"x68" oil on canvas

​Adsum: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality On Tour

2016 Creighton University • Omaha, Nebraska

2015 Marquette University • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2014 Rockhurst University • Kansas City, Missouri

2012 The Xavier University Mission Identity • Cincinnati, Ohio

2012 Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School • Indianapolis, Indiana

2011 Solo Show • Kennebunk, Maine

2011 Saint Louis University Museum of Art • Saint Louis, Missouri

2011 Phyllis Weston Gallery • Cincinnati, Ohio

2011 Solo Show • Naples, Florida

2011 John Carroll University • University Heights, Ohio

2010 Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat • Staten Island, New York

2010 The Xavier University Art Gallery • Cincinnati, Ohio

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