"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace." Thus begins this beautiful prayer, a meditation to expand peace in the world, beginning with one's self. Originally published in 1912 in a small French magazine, this prayer has been known by several names, from the original "Belle prière à faire pendant la messe" to the "Prayer of St. Francis." Photographer Mary Lee Dereske's images compliment each phrase, creating a prayer book to be treasured and returned to again and again.
Mary Lee Dereske's passion is to show her world to others through her photographic images. Her photos have shown in several juried New Mexico art shows. She gives back by donating her art to non-profits for raising funds through card sales or silent auctions.