About the Book
Stories Behind Symbols lives to carry on the stories behind the sacred symbols our Catholic churches have kept alive for thousands of years. Each page holds a heavenly reality for someone of any age to uncover.
This story book journeys through the liturgical year. It progresses through the liturgical seasons, concentrating on many popular solemnities, feast days, and special Sunday masses. Each celebration is paired with a common liturgical symbol that relates back to the special observance for that particular mass. This book can be read in parts throughout the year or enjoyed all at once.
I hope that this collection of illustrations and poems enhance your faith and awaken you to the beauty within liturgical symbolism.
Emily Sweat was born in 1998 and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Architecture at Kansas State University. During her internship with Integration Design Group in the summer of 2021, she wrote and illustrated Stories Behind Symbols. Emily is grateful for the space to share her love for the Lord and passion for art and architecture through the creation of this book.