Artist: Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S.

Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S.


The Holy Family
The Marian Library recently received a book titled, The Holy Family as Prototype of the Civilization of Love: Images from the Viceregal Americas edited by Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S. The volume is published by Saint Joseph's University Press in Philadelphia, 1996. The book is devoted to the history of devotion to the Holy Family as it has been represented in art in the Americas.

The book was inspired by Pope John Paul II's letter to families, issued on the feast of the Lord's Presentation in the Temple, February 2, 1994. The letter encourages families to imitate Mary and Joseph's pilgrimage of faith.

Mexican Retablos

The Marian Library acquired a publication titled, Mexican Devotional Retablos. The works are from The Peters Collection and depict the folkart of Mexican popular devotion. The book is published by Saint Joseph's University Press in Philadelphia and edited by Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S.


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