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Episode 2

LA Catholic Stories Season 3, Episode #2

“I think through color, you can express so much emotion. When you see color, you immediately feel a emotional reaction, an emotional response. And I think in our Catholic art, that’s something we want to communicate to the viewer.”

-Amy Rodriguez

Meet Amy Rodriguez, a digital artist from Pasadena, CA. A graduate of LMU and the Tepeyac Leadership Initiative, Amy uses her computer and her love of bright and bold colors to spread joy and the beauty of our Catholic faith.

“Maximilian Kolbe, he loved the media and used printed word. Others use the camera and I use a computer. I think it’s very exciting that as technology changes, Catholics are always finding a way to use it for the glory of God,” said Amy during the filming of her LA Catholics Story.

Find all of Amy’s Illustrated Books!

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Her Dear Juanito

A fantastic retelling of how the Mother of God visited the Mexican people with a special message for them and the whole world! Meet Juan Diego, a humble native man who’s quiet testimony influenced a nation when he meets he beautiful lady from heaven, Mary, Mother of Jesus. Written by Sr. Marlyn Evangelina Monge and Illustrated by Amy Rodriguez. || Purchase Here.

God Said: The Story of Creation

“For this is the truth of how the earth came to be, from the plants to the animals, the land to the sea, man and woman, even you and me…”

God Said: The Story of Creation will help little ones discover the true, breathtaking and stunning power of God’s Love and how it all begins with His Word. Written by Author, Danielle Binny and Illustrated by Amy Rodriguez. || Purchase Here.

Jack Giorgio, Future Priest

Jack Giorgio is a lively boy who loves superheroes! He wishes only wishes they could be real! Jack’s dad encourages him to look a little closer during Mass on Sunday, where he’ll find our everyday heroes.  Written by Author, Katie Warner and Illustrated by Amy Rodriguez. || Purchase Here.

Listening for God: Silence Practice for Little Ones

Illustrated by Amy Rodriguez, and written by Katie Warner, this colorful book introduces children to the Prophet Elijah, and how he recognized God in the stillness. Children can learn how they too can hear the voice of God in the quiet of their hearts. || Purchase Here.

Lily Lolek, Future Saint

Lily Lolek is a spirited young girl with bold dreams to become a saint, book and broom in hand! With whimsical rhyme written by author and speaker, Katie Warner, and bright and colorful illustrations, by Amy Rodriguez, Lily learns a powerful message all while being her unique self!  Purchase Here.

Marissa the Mermaid, Counting by the Sea

Written by Brianna Sims and Illustrated by Amy Rodriguez, Marissa the Mermaid, Counting by the Sea, is a charming children’s counting book featuring a curious little mermaid named Marissa. Join her as she meets new ocean friends and counts all the creatures of the sea. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for her starfish friend, Estella! She’s playing hide and seek and is hiding on every page! || Purchase Here.

View Amy’s Amazon Page or View Amy’s Prints Here.

LA Catholics Stories

There are inspiring and powerful stories all around us. Priests, religious, and the lay faithful all have a story to tell. Each unique chapter bears witness to the love of Christ in their lives. The LACatholics digital team has set out to capture these stories and share them with you!

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