"The first Mass was held this morning in the new chapel and I believe that the attendees were all impressed with the entire chapel and the Crucifix, but more importantly, I believe that they found the environment to be peaceful and prayerful. The Crucifix as the focal point is comforting to so many in the hospital - both those who are being cared for and those who care for them...So thank you for sharing your creativity and gifts with us. Please extend our appreciation also to your fellow artisans who contributed to this commission. You have made a permanent contribution to our campus and ministry. "
- Tim Brosnan, VP Plng. & Comm. Rlat.
Palos Community Hospital
Palos Heights, IL
"Many thanks for the beautiful artwork you created to replace the 4 deteriorated ceramic reliefs at St. Lawrence Mausoleum. We recognize that this was a difficult job, as you had the task of determining a viable solution that would withstand our New England weather. Your idea to replace them with fiberglass and securely fasten them with a system of stainless steel brackets and anchors designed for brick walls will ensure that they will be in place for many years to come. The detail in your art is exquisite and we have received terrific feedback from our visitors. It was a pleasure to work with you...on this project and we thank you again for your outstanding work from start to finish. "
- Craig S. Neal, Exec. Dir.
Catholic Cemeteries - Archdiocese of Hartford
North Haven, CT
"I have had MANY compliments and moving comments about our crucifix. I am oh so very happy and pleased with it. Your efforts to assist us in this hallmark moment of St. Francis de Sales Parish shall always be remembered and treasured. "
- Fr. Wayne Wilkerson
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
"Thank you so much for your assistance with the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel...The entire area is now completely peaceful with this addition."
- Eileen Boudoin, Mgr.
St. Paul Cemetery
"The results are pouring in and the consensus is: spectacular. Parishioners just stand in front of the statues staring at them for several minutes. One woman was in tears. The statues of Mary and Elizabeth are quickly becoming a destination of pilgrimage and prayer for parishioners. You did a wonderful job in creating these statues for our church. I (and all of us) are so grateful...thank you for…your beautiful works of art. God bless you in your future work. "
- Msgr. Jack Macfarlane
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
"The statues are beautiful. Your concern to detail was unbelievable and your knowledge of tradition helped a dream to become a reality. Finally the people of the parish can honor St. Joseph and better understand their patron St. Marcelline. The people continue to comment how beautiful both works of art are and that the eyes on both statues are penetrating. Thank you again and I am proud to tell colleagues and associates how professional and caring Inspired Artisans has been and how you continue to do wonderful and “inspired” works of art."
- Fr. Hal Stanger
St. Marcelline Catholic Church
"I have seen the artwork and it contributes greatly to the beauty of the church. I am looking forward to Mass on Pentecost Sunday and experiencing the awesome liturgy of our Holy Mother Church in the renovated space. Thank you for what you do in creating works of beauty for our appreciation."
- Mike Shaughnessy, Fdr. Prin.
Kansas City, MO
"Thank you so much for your inspiration work. Many of our parishioners have commented on how peaceful they feel when they sit and mediate at our grotto. How wonderful to be able to create something so enduring and comforting! God has blessed you with wonderful gifts to lift up his people. Thank you for uplifting all of us at St. Francis of Assisi."
- Mary Kay Burberry, Dir. Rel. Edu.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Orland Park, IL
"It was easy to set up an appointment for you to come to campus, make recommendations, give us input on color selection, and to cooperate with our project schedule. When it came time to do the work, the schedule was met, and the work was performed to expectations. We are pleased with the results and it’s fun to hear comments from people who now realize the angels had been there all along – unnoticed."
- Dr. Lawrence Sohn, Spec. Proj. Coord.
"Our new Corpus is very inspiring. Thank you for helping us bring our idea into reality. THANK YOU and your studio for a Beautiful Work of Religious Art."
- Fr. Michael T. O' Brien
St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church
"The font is beautiful! The response from our parishioners has been truly positive."
- Fr. Michael Carrier
Catholic Church of the Holy Child
"We have set the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our gazebo; it looks quite nice. Many of our retreatants have enjoyed resting and praying with it already. Thank you again for your service and good price."
- Sr. Rose Therese Sevigny
Sisters of Mary of the Presentation
Valley City, ND
"Our church will look beautiful with the new arch in the sanctuary and our beautiful new font. Thank you so much for your dedication to our project!"
- Fr. Daniel Blout
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church
"Recently I saw the corpus at St. Justin Martyr Church for the first time. Simply REMARKABLE!"
- Andy Hayes, AIA
Hayes Cumming Architects
St. Petersburg, FL
"This morning our committee met to inspect the statue. Everyone was very pleased. The depth and the finish are so much nicer than the photos could capture."
- Andrea Gagliani, Parishioner
St. John of the Cross Catholic Church
Western Springs, IL
"We had our dedication service this weekend, and it was great. The family that donated the money for the project was very pleased with the outcome. We lit all the candles on the screens, and it was beautiful."
- Dn. Richard Krapf
St. John's Episcopal Church
"Thank you for another task well done. The Our Lady of Sorrows looks great. A nice mixture of mediums and colors - text and art work. Thanks!"
- Roman Szabelski, Exec. Dir. Cem. Ops
"The mural is exquisite! Thank you, thank you...You have made a wonderful thing happen for us in this province and for all School Sisters of Notre Dame. For this I am eternally grateful...Thank you again."
- Sr. Debra Marie Sciano, SSND, Prov.
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Elm Grove, WI
"One of the women on the committee that commissioned the statue said: 'I think the artist really captured the emotions we hoped to illustrate in the faces of Mary and Elizabeth - tenderness and loving concern.' Another committee member stated simply, 'I love it!'"
- Fr. David P. Dowdle
St. John of the Cross Catholic Church
Western Springs, IL
"On behalf of our entire staff of Ministry & Liturgy, please accept this certificate as the recipient of the Bene Award in the Ritual Objects and Sacred Symbols competition of the 2010 Visual Arts Awards. It is an honor to recognize the beautiful craftsmanship and design of this work, "Blessing Font and Stations [Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI]". Thank you for your entry."
- William Burns, Publ.
Ministry & Liturgy
San Jose, CA
"The Nativity Scene is absolutely breath-taking! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is just what we needed. Peace and good things to you!"
- Fr. Stephen C. Page
St. Mary Catholic Church
"Quiero agradecerle sus atenciones y felicitarle por estas dos maravillosas obras, que seguro, embelleceran aun mas nuestra Sede general. Gracias tambien en nombre del Ministro general, Fr. Jose Rodriguez Carballo. [I want to thank you for your attention and congratulate you for the two wonderful works that for sure will further embellish our general Headquarters. Thank you also in the name of Fr. Jose Rodriguez Carballo, General Minister.]"
- Fr. Francisco J. Arellano Suårez, OFM
Curia Generale Dei Frati Minori
"I have seen the Baptistery at the Holy Redeemer's Church and like it very much."
- Most Rev. Alex Brunett
Archdiocese of Seattle
"We still get many acclamations about the corpus and cross. I like it more all the time. Peace, thanks."
- Fr. Al Rockers
Holy Angels Catholic Church
"Our statue arrived!!...the comments I've heard from the Sisters most frequently are "Beautiful!" and "Her face is so beautiful!"
- Mo. Mary Matthew Peter, OSC
St. Clare Monastery
Sauk Rapids, MN
"Grazie tanto for the beautiful statue of Thomas Aquinas. It arrived unharmed today and has exceeded my expectations. Wonderful job."
- Fr. Larry Hostetter, STD, Pres.
"Thank you for everything you did to make the chapel at Holy Sepulchre so beautiful. I was there the other day and am so happy how it all came together."
- Neal Barlin, Dir.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
"The statues of St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin are wonderful."
- Msgr. Joe McDonnell
St. Pius X Catholic Church
"Our new Three Holy Companions Chapel is a remarkable secondary education worship facility due in large part to the extraordinary work of you artists. We are 100% satisfied with your designs and your final product."
- Dan Quesnell, Dir. Plng. & Comm.
Marquette University High School
"I continue to receive compliments from parishioners and visitors about our font....It's comforting to work with a firm with your recognition of our liturgical need and with your professionalism."
- Robert J. Blanke, Dir. Admin.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
"We have received numbers of comments from parishioners and visitors on the beauty and detail of the statues, especially the faces. We are fortunate that you were available to work with us in creating the spiritual feel we wanted for these shrines."
- Fr. Michael O. Johnston
St. Henry Catholic Church
"The sisters continue to be enthused about this lovely statue which for us speaks of the simplicity, humility and beauty of our beloved Father Francis...everyone...is in admiration of your work."
- Sr. Elizabeth Enoch, OSC
Monastery of St. Clare
Wappingers Falls, NY
"Thank you for working with us. I always found it easy to communicate with you, and the process worked extremely well. I wish you all the best in further ventures. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone that I encounter who needs services such as yours....the icons have a presence to them. All have welcomed them and speak highly of them. They make a tremendous difference to the church. Thank you for working with us."
- Fr. C. A. McDonald
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
North Augusta, SC
"The expertise of you and your craftsmen is being applauded by the members of our church and community."
- Fr. Victor Seidel, ST
St. Augustine Catholic Church
"The coloring is superb! I am especially pleased with the indigenous color of the flesh of the Virgin. Since we are an ethnic Hispanic Parish...Our Parishioners are thrilled with it."
- Fr. Frederick L. Saviano
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
"I thank you again for your contribution toward the refurbishing...It's nice to know that there are still artisans available who will put their hearts and souls in to a project such as ours."
- John B. Pratt, VP
Farmers & Merchants Union Bank
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your artists for the wonderful work that was done in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception."
- Harvey S. Peters, Exec. Asst. to CEO
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital