• 12 May 19

May 12 - “Christ the Dreamer” © icon by Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM.

“God asks us little and gives us a lot. He asks us to open our hearts and to welcome Him and the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters.”
–Pope Francis

This painting is inspired by the work of my mentor Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. In the early 80’s, Br. Robert painted an icon called “Christ of Maryknoll” depicting Christ as an immigrant behind barbed wires. I was moved to paint a version for today’s society, depicting Jesus as a defenseless migrant child.