“Saints Polyeuct and Nearchus” by Robert Lentz
Icons of queer saints are available from TrinityStores.com. Favorites of Jesus in Love readers are pictured here for All Saints Day.
Click the images to browse and buy cards, plaques, T-shirts, mugs, candles, and framed prints with these images and many more at TrinityStores.com. New icons by the same artists are listed at the end of this post.
All icons from TrinityStores.com by Robert Lentz or Lewis Williams
|"Daniel in the Lion's Den"|
by Lewis Williams
Robert Lentz is a Franciscan friar based in New York. Known for his innovative icons, he was rebuked by the church for making icons of LGBT saints and God as female. Colorado artist Lewis Williams of the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) studied with Lentz and has made social justice a theme of his icons.
Lentz and Williams artists created a variety of new icons over the past year, including at least one queer saint: the Biblical prophet Daniel, a eunuch famous for surviving the lion's den. (Click here for more on the queer side of Daniel).
The following icons are so new that I haven't had time to look into whether they qualify as queer. But they do represent the diversity of God's people, so explore for yourself:
New icons by Brother Robert Lentz, OFM
Click the names or visit TrinityStores.com to view:
Josephine Bakhita (19th century, Sudan)
Katharine Drexel (1858-1935, American)
Faustina Kowalska (20th century, Poland)
Andrew Dung-Lac (1785-1839, Vietnam)
Martin de Porres (1579-1639, Peru)
Pio of Pietrelcina (1887 -1968
Simone Weil (1909 -1943, France)
New icons by Lewis Williams, SFO
Daniel in the Lion's Den
Columba and Ernan (521-597, Ireland)
Christmas Scene: Montrose, Colorado