This composition by Sister Mary Charles shows the young St. Benedict and his twin sister, St. Scholastica, founders of the male and female Benedictine monastic orders. The original hangs in the chapel of St. Scholastica’s Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota.
Wood-mounted icons are on 3/4″ poplar or 5/8″ Pro-Wood, with with tee-slots milled in the back for easy hanging. Icons are finished in classic cherry to replicate the traditional icon red, in keeping with Byzantine tradition. (Ancient icon board edges were frequently coated with red bole, a form of clay). Each mounted icon comes with a descriptive pamphlet explaining the symbolism and history of the image.