"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

The Respect Life Office Art Sale is selling donated artwork from two wonderful Long Island artists. The proceeds will be used to help maternity residences and other Respect Life needs.

About the Artist

This original work of art was donated to the Respect Life Office for pregnancy supportive care. The author was inspired by an image in remembrance of Holy Week.

Zechariah 9:9
Colored Pencil On White Acrylic Paper
12″ x 18″

This piece pictures a donkey with 3 crosses upon a hill in the background.

The bible verse inspiring the piece reads: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and savior: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”

It is meant to serve as a reminder that through Jesus we overcome all crosses even death (and the culture of death!).

About the Artist

Justine Jannace Lomenzo, born in 1939 lives in Commack, New York, and has four sons and eight grandchildren. Justine started painting in 2008, and unfortunately due to an illness stopped painting for close to two years. After starting to paint again in 2011, she attended classes at the Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida and at Plein Air Painting in Southampton.

Justine reflects, “I thank God for this exciting journey because He is my teacher and this is an unexpected gift. My wish is that all of the profits from the sales of the paintings be donated to Respect Life for mothers and babies.”

Asharoken – Painting
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas 16” x 20”
Cost $200

Justine’s favorites subjects are seascapes and landscapes and paints scenes around Long Island for her inspiration.

Printed Note Cards (Set of 8)
“4.25 x 5.5”
Cost $10

Brighten up someone’s day with a wonderful note using these printed note cards with scenic nature scenes of Long Island.

Front: A scan of original paintings of Long Island from local artist, Justine Jannace Lomenzo.

Back: Respect Life Prayer: Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen