This hour-long documentary opens a window to the lifelong pilgrimage of Meinrad Craighead and her mystical encounters with the Divine Feminine. Learn about the experiences that have influenced Meinrad, from her childhood roots in Arkansas and her formative relationship with her grandmother, to her time in Europe and as a nun, to her interactions with the culture in New Mexico where she now lives. Explore the connections of Catholicism, ancient mythology, and Native American shamanism to Meinrad’s art and ideas about God. Experience her moving images and stories of the devastating fire along the river near her home in 2003, and travel with her on a recent pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Montserrat in Spain. See nearly 100 of Meinrad’s paintings and prints in beautiful detail.
About: In 2009, the hour-long documentary Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images was produced by RCWMS and Minnow Media. Meinrad Craighead was a classically trained artist who pushed the boundaries of the mediums in which she worked and the confines of her Catholic heritage. She explored feminine faces of the Divine and the numinous gifts of the natural world, with particular attention to sacred trees and animals. Her art reflects her mystical experiences and her dream world in ways that invite us to examine our own inner lives and our connection with the Divine. For more please visit meinradcraighead.com.
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