Why the web-images are free to download this month

Last month, I was on a Marian retreat for five days. I wasn't thinking about work at all, but a thought came to me out of the blue to make all our web-quality images free (needless to say, I made a note of the inspiration and then didn't think about it the rest of the retreat. by the way, you should go on Marian retreat someday). I asked the boss about it after the retreat, he said yes, we talked some more about Kansas weather, the upcoming Shakespeare Festival, Irish tin whistles, and here we are.

At Restored Traditions, we don't create new art; we digitally restore the best art of Christendom and make the collection available online for anyone to use. In order to continue doing this, we exchange our creatively-constructed value for your money. In the case of giving away our collection of web-quality images for free this month, I truly believe we're accomplishing a higher end. We're missing out on some cash, but there's going to be much more uplifting artwork put into circulation. As a result of that, God will be glorified more and, hopefully, souls will be drawn closer to their salvation through the bride of Christ, the Catholic church.

So call us nuts, but all the small image files are free until October 1st. For you people who download this art, I personally ask that you propagate it as much as possible. Looney-tune or anime-inspired religious imagery is a waste of time, so use the art that has the depth of constitution to convert (if the art of Christ small children have looks like a cartoon, why would you ever expect the young ones to take their Faith seriously?).  Make these images your desktops, your phones' background images, your memorial card for Aunt Gertrude's funeral, your heading in a blog post. Take this art and plaster it anywhere you can, but please don't let it sit in an obscure and forgotten computer folder of all the free stuff you've downloaded since the Bush administration.

I conclude with a quote from St. Thomas More with regard to keeping good and beautiful things in front of you:

"Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones" — St. Thomas More

Sir Thomas More, Martyr

Patrick Werick
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12 Comments

Josh
Josh

January 25, 2015

Will you please make the free downloads possible again? Thank you.

Cooper
Cooper

October 01, 2014

Just missed the opportunity to download the free wed art! I am so bummed! Thank you for the opportunity though! Any chance it might happen again in the future? I have so many images that I would love to share with my friends, family, and like Terry, I teach CCD and would love to have those images to put in my classroom. Thanks again!!

Natasha
Natasha

September 23, 2014

(if the art of Christ small children have looks like a cartoon, why would you ever expect the young ones to take their Faith seriously?). SO TRUE!!!

Natasha
Natasha

September 23, 2014

Thank you! I’m glad you did this because someone posted it on a homeschool group and now I know about your business! I’m excited to order some larger prints

Janice
Janice

September 15, 2014

Thank you for such a kind move & your generosity! I’m sure this will benefit many!

Ruth
Ruth

September 13, 2014

Thank you so much for doing this. I am teaching a Catholic home school group two days a week. They are second graders and this is just perfect for them.

Jill L
Jill L

September 11, 2014

Thank you!!

Patrick
Patrick

September 10, 2014

Thanks so much for your kind words Craig, Colette and Malcolm!
@ Terry, go to the top of this page, click on one of the categories in the ‘Art Collections’ menu, add the free art you want to your cart and download it. For more detailed instructions, visit this page http://restoredtraditions.com/pages/how-this-website-works

Terry
Terry

September 08, 2014

How can I download the free web images. I teach high school ccd, and would like to make art part of the discussion.

Malcolm
Malcolm

September 06, 2014

Thank you so much, love religious art although not in a position to afford much, however do page through your site which is good enough for me.

Greetings from South Africa and may God bless you and the work you do.

Colette
Colette

September 05, 2014

I cannot thank you enough for this generosity. I will use these images in teaching the faith. I’m so excited to have beautiful art to inspire the soul with beauty, truth and goodness. May God bless you and your work abundantly.

Craig
Craig

September 04, 2014

Thank you and God bless.

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