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An Artful Story

August 16, 2015
Sr. Catherine Martin O. Carm, in her art studio, Lacombe, Louisiana.
Sr. Catherine Martin O. Carm, in her art studio, Lacombe, Louisiana.
 
Cheridan Sanders learns how Sr. Catherine Martin, O. Carm discovers her life-long love for art through an unwitting contribution to her father's artwork.
The best part of my job? The people. I love meeting the people who make up this beautiful reality we call the Church. There are so many stories to share and listening to these stories, always leaves me in awe at the ways that God speaks to us in the big and little moments that make up our lives.
One of the communities that we'll feature in our new seven part series are the Sisters of Mount Carmel. Theirs is a fascinating charism which will eventually lead us to the farthest reaches of Timor-Leste. But before we get to that, I spent some time getting to know the community based in New Orleans by taking a trip to Lacombe to visit the Carmelite Spirituality Centre.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge over water.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge over water.
 
And tucked away in her little Art studio, I had the privilege of meeting Sr. Catherine Martin.
Born in Lafayette and the youngest of 5 children,  Sr. Catherine has taught art and prayer for over 20 years.
In the following she shares how she discovered her love for art.
 

CherdianS1The Producer Diaries  – Cheridan Sanders shares her experiences developing an original television series featuring women religious communities located in Africa, Asia and the United States. The globe-trotting adventure invites readers to delight in each community’s spiritual gifts as they: educate girls, minister to outcasts, prevent human trafficking, and so much more. The production is an exciting collaboration with the Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans and is made possible through a grant from the Conrad Hilton Foundation.

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