Iacono is an ordained Roman Catholic deacon from the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. In 2009, he and his wife Jacqueline founded The Fra Angelico Institute for Sacred Art.
This on-line “institute” has as its goal: “a brief course of instruction on selected topics related to a specific field.” The Institute’s field is catechesis, evangelization, and the study and prayerful creation of Catholic sacred art. Permission to proceed with this ministry occurred in 2010 from his Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
This blog is named in honor of the early Renaissance Italian painter Beato Fra Angelico because of his gift for uniting his prayer life, and faith in the Holy Scriptures with the Church’s Sacred Traditions. His efforts produced extraordinary sacred art which is admired to this day.
Iacono has earned a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees. One of the M.A.’s is in theological studies. As a retired public school history and humanities teacher his goal is to teach as well as learn. He paints in the mediums of acrylic and egg tempera and is currently studying watercolor.
Every student artist must learn the fundamentals of their art form. Once that is done they are free to express their unique creativity; however, Catholic sacred art has specific boundaries. Read the post: “The Canon of Catholic Sacred Artists” which is found within this blog under the Categories or Subject title tools; it provides guidance on the creation of Roman Catholic sacred art.
We are grateful for your prayers. Remember: your faith, creativity, and messing around with paints contributes to your survival in this decrepit world. All faiths are welcome and free to comment on anything they read, observe, or are challenged by in this blog. Thanks.
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