Thursday, October 29, 2015

Icons honor queer saints for All Saints Day

“Saints Polyeuct and Nearchus” by Robert Lentz

   Harvey Milk icon by Robert Lentz    Saints Perpetua and Felicity by Robert Lentz  

Innovative Religious Art

It’s fun and enlightening to look at icons of queer saints as All Saints Day (Nov. 1) approaches. Reader favorites are posted today at the Jesus in Love Blog. All are available from

Click the icons to browse and buy cards, plaques, T-shirts, mugs, candles, and framed prints with these images and many more at

       Sts. Polyeuct and Nearchus by Robert Lentz    Sts. Brigid & Darlughdach by Robert Lentz    St. Boris and George by Robert Lentz  

       Jonathan & David by Robert Lentz    Hildegard of Bingen and Richardis by Lewis Williams    St. Wencelaus and Podiven by Lewis Williams
All icons from by Robert Lentz or 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 female images of God. Colorado artist Lewis Williams of the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) studied with Lentz and has made social justice a theme of his icons.

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