graphite on bristol paper
14 x 11 in
In June of 2022, now Bishop Emeritus Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix ordained several men to the priesthood at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, AZ. One of those priests is now Fr. Harold Escarcega, depicted here, to whom this piece was gifted. This drawing illustrates the beautiful, central moment when the bishop lays hands on the deacon, ordaining him a priest.
May the Diocese of Phoenix continue to be blessed with more holy vocations to the priesthood, and may all of our priests be protected from all sin, temptation, and theological error.