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A WORKSHOP AT ST. MARY'S parish in Coxsackie taught beginners how to write an icon of Our Lady of Fatima or the face of Christ. Michele Sisak led participants in learning the ancient form of art and prayer; icons are considered to be "written," not painted.

First photo, Ms. Sisak shows Ann Buchanan how to highlight Mary's face in her icon. Second photo, icon of Mary, made earlier in the week, is set out to dry and Pat Moreton contemplates her work.

See more photos in The Evangelist's print edition. To subscribe, contact 518-453-6688 or ann.egan@rcda.org. (Nate Whitchurch photos)