Living as a Monk and Artist

Brother Martin Erspamer is a Benedictine monk who spends most of his waking hours in prayer — one form of which involves artwork. Not only does he create stained glass artwork himself, he uses it as a form of meditation.

“When you get up close to them, you see all the detail and the brushwork and the scraping and the painting,” he shares. “There’s something about it that keeps pulling you back for another look — and that’s what the artwork is supposed to do.”

Video created at St. Meinrad Archabbey for Grotto Network.

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