Icon of St. Athanasius of Alexandria, by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS
Icons at St. Andrew’s House
“Icon Writing is not just making an art, but a spiritual discipline and a form of prayer,” says Vladislav Andrejev, founder of the Prosopon School of iconography based in New York. Icon, translated from Greek, means “image” or “a reflection of God, which came through the inner spirit of the icon writer.” - from The Art of Icon Writing by Algerina Perna, The Baltimore Sun, 2018.
Through these windows to the invisible work of God in the lives of saints in our cherished history, St. Andrew’s House seeks to provide “thin” spaces in our own journeys of faith. There are, of course, many more saints, past and present, than we can recognize here. We merely hope that these faces and stories will encourage all of us to keep our eyes open to what God may be doing in and around us.
Patron Saints of St. Andrew’s House (Icons located in the Dining Room)
St. Andrew the Apostle
In the Episcopal Church, the Fellowship of Saint Andrew is devoted to encouraging personal evangelism, and the bringing of one's friends and colleagues to a knowledge of the Gospel of Christ. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of Tacoma in the early 1950’s was instrumental in preparing this place to host guests.
St. Benedict of Nursia Benedict is the father of Western monasticism; the Rule that he established became the norm for monastic living throughout Europe. Here at St. Andrew’s House, we are forever grateful for the values of communal living that have been shaped by the Benedictine movement, reflected in our daily lives.
Rooms Named After Saints (Six Women & Six Men)
East 101 – Eve, The Mother of Us All West 201 – Teresa of Avila
East 102 – Augustine of Hippo West 202 – Damien the Leper
East 201 – The Syro-Phoenician Woman West 203 – Hildegard of Bingen
East 202 – Athanasius of Alexandria West 204 – Oscar Romero of El Salvador
East 203 – Mary Magdalene West 205 – Kateri Tekakwitha
East 204 – John of the Cross West 206 – Francis of Assisi