Special Commemorative Print Available
With grateful hearts, we are pleased to announce that a commemorative archival print of our patron saint St. Margaret Mary has been commissioned for the 100th anniversary from artist and SMM parishioner Maureen Beat.
A limited number of 11x14 archival prints of the original will be printed. 100 prints will be available at a cost of $100.00 each (plus tax).
“Knowing that the 100 year Anniversary of our parish was approaching in 2019, I was inspired to create a painting of St. Margaret Mary holding the Sacred Heart. I did preliminary sketches but St. Margaret Mary was looking straight ahead to the viewer and I forgot to put her halo on! After thinking about how she must have felt, I decided to have her eyes closed when holding the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Having minored in Art History, I recall studying the depictions from the Bible and the Saints – who expressed complete ecstasy when encountering Jesus. I truly felt moved by the Holy Spirit when I worked on the painting.” —Artist SMM parishioner Maureen Beat
If you would like to pre-order a print, please contact the Parish Office at 402-558-2255.
In preparation for the upcoming 100 year anniversary celebration next year, work is underway to publish a commemorative book to be available for purchase by Christmas 2019.
We are still looking for historical artifacts from the early parish life such as photographs, bulletins, newsletters, diplomas, report cards, etc. Your submissions will help tell the story of 100 years of parish life, and possibly appear in the anniversary book! If you want to retain possession of your artifacts, we can make digital copies of your materials and return them to you.