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Catholic and Not Sorry

chrism studio owner emily wahl

Helping Catholic ministries advance their missions by creating beautiful graphic design.

You’ve likely encountered less-than-ideal graphic design on any number of Catholic websites and in any number of Diocesan mailers. Of course, no one wants to publish ugly websites, logos, newsletters, mailers, and the like. Frankly, most Catholic leaders simply don’t have access to quality graphic designers who share their Catholic Faith.


Until now…


As a practicing Catholic, I get it. You need a Catholic graphic designer who knows what transubstantiation means. You need a graphic designer who understands first-hand the grind of Lent. You need a graphic designer who is as passionate about advancing your mission – and the mission of Christ’s Church – as you are.


That’s where I come in…

The Story Behind the Name

Chrism oil has a special meaning in Scripture and the life of the Church.


It signifies a new moment, a new reality, in the lives of individuals.


Moses used chrism oil to anoint Aaron and the Levites as priests of the Lord.

Samuel used chrism oil to anoint David as king of Israel.

The sinful woman used chrism oil to anoint Jesus’ feet in preparation for His death (and Resurrection!).


Today, the Church continues this tradition, using chrism oil in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick.


Baptism signifies rebirth into new life in Christ.

Confirmation signifies the breath of the Holy Spirit, breathed into the confirmandi.

Holy Orders signifies a man being reconstituted in persona Christi.

Anointing of the Sick prepares us for our new birth into eternal life.


I believe we are entering into a new moment in the life of the Church – a time when Catholics are discovering how to harness the power of beautiful digital media to draw souls to Christ.


Chrism oil marked a pivotal moment in my life, when the bishop sealed me with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Similarly, I’ve “anointed” Chrism Studios to embrace Pope St. John Paul II’s vision for artists to evangelize by drawing others to Christ through beauty.

painting of st joseph by Murillo

Company Prayer

Prayer to St. Joseph by Pope St. Pius X

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