Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Holy Family Living at Nazareth
I chose the artist to portray the mysteries of Our Blessed Mother for this month, dedicated to her, because of his love for her. Artist SIDNEY MATIAS was born in 1969 in the city of Mauá, São Paulo in Brazil.  He has duel citizenship – Brazilian & Italian. He is a  painter, sculptor and writer and has been a member of the lay Marianist community in Campinas, Brazil since 1999. He practices his dedication by exploring Mary as an educator, protector, and role model. He  begins his work by meditating on a Scripture passage for inspiration. Each piece shows how the love we have for our faith can find expression. In his Holy Family, Mary seems to joyfully bewildered by the exploits of her Son.


A strong sense of Brazilian culture infuses Matias’s work and contributes to his style, demonstrated by his vivid color choices and use of intricate shapes. Matias’s art has been used on Christmas cards, chapels, murals, mosaics and illustrations. He said he feels “like a missionary, an evangelist using my art to try to inspire people to live like Mary.”

In most of his works, Mary seems to be keeping a secret, which she will only share with those who love her Son.

First Miracle

Apocalyptic Woman

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