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Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, paints pictures and tells stories. In between the occasional layovers in his studio, Mickey keeps himself busy as a speaker and retreat director for audiences around the United States. He also creates art for many of today's leading Catholic publishers including America Magazine and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, for whom he has designed posters for Catechetical Sunday, the Bishops' Home Missions Appeal, and National Migration Week. His work and ministry have been featured in St. Anthony Messenger, USA Today, and Catholic newspapers around the country.  He was the Artist-in-Residence for the 2006-2007 school year at the Washington Theological Union.

In 2005, Mickey's book Blessed Art Thou: Mother, Lady, Mystic, Queen (World Library Publications), a collection of paintings and essays about Mary, was honored with three awards from the Catholic Press Association. Also in 2005, 14 of Mickey's paintings were published by Orbis Press in a book entitled Women of Mercy, a collaborative effort with Kathy Coffey. He has illustrated and written a three-volume series on patron saints entitled Patrons and Protectors (Liturgy Training Publications) and an art and meditation book, Journey with Therèse of Lisieux (Sheed and Ward).

Br. Mickey's 2006 book At the Name of Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life, which explores many images of Christ in word and art, also won three Catholic Press Association Awards. That same year, the twenty-one original paintings found in Blessed Art Thou were on an exhibition tour beginning at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, DC, and going on to Dayton, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Chicago. They also inspired a concert event which was performed at the East Coast Religious Education Conference, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, NCEA and NPCD in Philadelphia, and NPM in Milwaukee. Br. Mickey's first children's book, Jesus A to Z,(World Library Publications, 2007) is a delightfully rich and colorful. ABC book for young Catholics.

Since 1987 Mickey has been a teacher and director at the Grunewald Guild, an ecumenical art community in Leavenworth, Washington. He has also found an audience dear to his heart among Catholic religious educators and has spoken at their conferences in Kansas, New England, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Joliet, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE, and Washington, DC.  Whatever the titles of his presentations and whatever type of audience, Mickey's message, to quote St. Francis DeSales, is basically the same: "We pray best before beauty."

Mickey's work is available through World Library Publications and his own website, http://www.beestill.com/.

Listen to entire podcast of Brother Mickey's January / 2011 interview with America Magazine: The National Catholic Weekly.

A Celebration of Saints (Laminated) Poster

A Celebration of Saints (Paper) Poster

A Golfer's Prayer (Almost Perfect) Postcard

Abran la puerta de su Corazón poster - McGrath

All Are Welcome/Prayer for Youth Postcard

All God's Critters Got A Place in the Choir Poster

Anniversary of Death Card (10/pack)

Assumption Over Bethany Poster

Be Like Little Children Notecard

Bedside Prayer Service (50/Pkg)

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Postcard

Certificate: 25th/Silver Wedding Anniversary

Certificate: 50th/Golden Wedding Anniversary

Certificate: Altar Server

Certificate: Baptism

Certificate: Blessing for the Home

Certificate: Cantor

Certificate: Catechist

Certificate: Children's Choir

Certificate: Choir Member

Certificate: Complete Initiation

Certificate: Confirmation

Certificate: Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Certificate: First Communion

Certificate: First Reconciliation

Certificate: Handbell Choir

Certificate: Instrumentalist

Certificate: Kitchen Blessing/Prayer

Certificate: Lector

Certificate: Liturgical Volunteer or Minister

Certificate: Marriage

Certificate: Marriage Blessing

Certificate: Minister of Bereavement

Certificate: Teacher

Certificate: Volunteer

Charity is the Sun Notecard McGrath

Dawn on High Christmas Card

Easter Morning Notecard

Every Time I Feel the Spirit Poster

Fountain of Wisdom Poster

Gate of Heaven Note Card (pack of 20)

Give Me that Old Time Religion Notecard

Glory to God Christmas Card

High Priest Poster

Hold Tightly to God in Peace Notecard

Holy Child Poster

I'll Be Singing Up There Poster

I'll Fly Away Poster

Indian Garden Madonna Notecard

Jesus Meets His Mother Notecard

Kateri Tekakwitha 11x14 poster - McGrath

Kateri Tekakwitha 5x7 Note Card with envelope - McGrath

Kateri Tekakwitha Holy Card - pack of 25 - McGrath

Light of the World Poster

Living Today Well Postcard

Lord of the Dance Poster

Madonna of the Holocaust Poster

Mary at the Tomb Notecard

Mass Card for the Deceased (30/pack)

Mass Card for the Deceased (Single Card)

Mass Card for the Living (Single Card)

Memorial Gift Card (30/pack)

Memorial Gift Card (Single Card)

Mother of God Christmas Card

Mother of Sorrows Note Cards

My Deepest Vocation Notecard

My Lord, What a Morning! Postcard

Night Holds No Terror Notecard

Night Holds No Terror Poster

Notecard Pack: A Celebration of Saints/74 Saints at the Easter Vigil (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Cause of Our Joy (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Dawn of the Mystic Day card (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: In All Wisdom...(20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Mystical Rose (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Our Lady of Divine Grace/The New Eve notecard (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Our Lady of Light (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Our Lady of Peace (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Queen of the Apostles (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Queen of the Prophets (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Queen of the Universe (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Sing and Play...(20/pack)

Notecard Pack: St. Cecilia (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Star of the Sea notecard (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: The Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Love, Joy, Kindness...) (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: The Seven Signs/Sacramental Moments (20/pack)

Notecard Pack: Virgin of Virgins (20/pack)

Nothing is Small in the Service of God Note Card

One Heart, One Soul Postcard

One Heart, One Soul Poster

Open Your Soul to Peace Notecard

Our Lady of Guadalupe Postcard

Our Lady of Guadalupe Poster

Our Lady of Peace Poster

Our Lady of Refuge Note Cards

Our Lady of Refuge Poster

Our Lady of the Rosary Note Cards (pack of 20)

Our Lady of the Rosary Poster

Peace in the Morning Mug

Prayer at the Close of Day (50/pack)

Prayer at the Time of Death (50/Pkg)

Prayer Card: Christmas Table Prayer

Prayer Card: Easter Table Prayer

Prayer Card: Prayer for Advent

Prayer Card: Prayer for Lent

Prayer Card: Thanksgiving Table Prayer

Prayer Card: The Hail Mary

Prayer Card: The Lord's Prayer

Prayer Card: The Nicene Creed

Prince of Peace Poster

Promised Land of Milk & Honey Christmas Card

Queen of Heaven, Mother of Earth Postcard

Queen of the Angels Note Cards

Queen of the Angels Poster

Queen of the Apostles Poster

Queen of the Saints Note Card

Remembrance Card (100/pack)

Rise Up Shepherd and Follow (Sr. Thea Bowman) Postcard

Rise Up Shepherds Christmas Postcard

Rivers of Living Water Notecard

Saints Vincent and Louise Postcard

Salamu Maria Notecard

Seat of Wisdom Poster

Son of David Poster

Son of Joseph Poster

Spiritual Cradle (Pregnancy) Notecard

St. Athanasius Postcard

St. Brigid Postcard

St. Cecilia Notecard

St. Cecilia Poster

St. Columcille Postcard

St. Edith Stein Postcard

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Postcard

St. Francis of Assisi Postcard

St. Jane de Chantal Postcard

St. John the Evangelist Postcard

St. Joseph Postcard

St. Katharine Drexel Poster

St. Katherine Drexel Postcard

St. Margaret Mary & Sacred Heart Notecard

St. Margaret Mary Postcard

St. Mary Magdalene Poster

St. Michael the Archangel Postcard

St. Patrick Notecard

St. Patrick Postcard

St. Patrick Poster

St. Therese the Little Doctor Postcard

Star of the Sea Poster

Stay Close to God Notecard

Sympathy Card (10/pack)

The Good Shepherd Poster

The Holy Family Notecard

The Holy Family Poster

The Windsock Visitation Notecard

The Windsock Visitation Poster

This Little Light of Mine Postcard

This Little Light of Mine Poster

Tower of Mercy Poster

Tower of Strength Poster

Vigil for the Deceased (50/pack)

We Pray Best Before Beauty Notecard

We Shall Overcome Poster