Pope Francis has said the Church should be a Maternal Womb of Mercy, a home of joy and love, not a cold institution centered on rules and regulations. In this popular presentation, Brother Mickey will share his colorful paintings and the stories behind them. Each is inspired by the Gospel and the lives of the saints from across time. In these anxious times of fear and division, come feel the healing power of beauty and joy - and a reminder of the gentle and loving maternal side of God.
Brother Mickey, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is a popular and engaging presenter who happily travels to conferences, parishes, and retreat centers throughout North America to deliver the good news about deep and often whimsical connections between art and religious faith.
He is the author and illustrator of eleven books, many of which have received awards from Catholic publishing associations. His own articles, or articles about him, have appeared in America Magazine, Commonweal, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many diocesan newspapers around the country.
A native of Philadelphia, Brother Mickey currently lives and works in Camden, New Jersey and is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church, a parish within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.