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Michael Augustin created this icon of Mary for the Feast of the Assumption, a day that signifies the virgin's passing into eternal life. The Assumption is the greatest of all Marian feasts and a holy day of obligation.

Sands of time and faith

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Red Wing native Michael Augustin has returned to create a new sand painting here, this time an icon of faith.

The Church of St. Joseph has a sand painting of Mary on display in the Holy Family Hall foyer through Sept. 8.


"We are grateful to artist Michael Augustin for creating such a unique and beautiful piece of art honoring Mary, the mother of Jesus," Father Thomas Kommers said in a statement.

While Augustin's work has been displayed in Red Wing before, no sand

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