Iconography

Christian iconography is a living art practiced at Mount Angel Abbey by both monks and students in our seminary. Primarily, it is Br. Claude Lane, OSB, who has written most of the icons seen on the hill, and who has been teaching the technique for over twenty years. His goal, as presented to him by our beloved late abbot, Bonaventure Zerr, OSB, has been to create images that reflect the theology, as well as some of the canonical and stylistic traditions preserved over the centuries by the Churches of the Christian East, while, at the same time, adapting the craft to the theological and devotional traditions of the Catholic Church.