A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as one who […]
Lovely, lovely carvings from the Montalvo family –
"Every piece is an opportunity to express our profound relationship with the Catholic faith."Brothers Simeón, Javier and Germán Ramírez Montalvo graduated from the San Juan Bosco School of Arts and Crafts, a school for low income students in the central Andes. Taught by Italian Salesian priests of the Mato Grosso congregation, they learned the secrets of woodcarving.
From the time they were small, they worked in carpentry and in molding ceramics, popular activities in their town. In school these skills were augmented by other abilities, especially woodcarving in high and low relief.