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  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Quilt
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    Stained Glass Windows or Quilts?!

    I’m amazed at the different ways artists use their gifts to bring glory to God. In this guest post, Catholic quilter Noreen Borys, shares her passion for making sacred art quilts. When she sent me photos of her work, I at first glance thought she was sending me pictures of stained glass windows. The detail and color in her quilts is extraordinary, ...

    On January 29, 2018
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    360 Tour of Cathedral of St. Matthew

    I love attending Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC. The mosaic behind the altar is breathtaking. I was excited to see they have a 360 tour of the cathedral online here. The online tour also includes explanations of the various artwork, which officially clears up my confusion over the tiny squirrel appearing in the mosaic. It is ...

    On August 4, 2017
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    Love in Calligraphy

    This video by Ascension Presents shares the incredibly moving story of designer and calligrapher, Erica Tighe. What stood out to me was Erica’s question over whether she was really doing God’s will. When wondering whether she should focus on her design work, she describes how her spiritual director told her: God’s will is just for you to love, so can you love in ...

    On August 4, 2017
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    Video Contest Finalist: “Faith Like Stained Glass” (Vote by 7/31/17)

    Check out this video by Samantha Schröder who describes how her faith is like stained glass. What a beautiful metaphor! Samantha was my sponsor for RCIA (the process to become Catholic). She is a finalist in the Faith Counts Video Contest. You can vote for her video here by July 31, 2017! ...

    On July 30, 2017
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    The Sacred Heart of Jesus

    I always find it interesting to hear the process, thoughts and meaning behind a piece of artwork. We see a piece in its completion but often forget the subtle details and thoughtful intentions of each line drawn. Artist Daniel Mitsui allows us to enter into this creative process by describing his drawing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He explains his use ...

    On June 26, 2017
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    Sawdust Carpets for Christ

    What do the towns of Tarentum, Pennsylvania and Antigua Guatemala have in common? Beautifully hand-crafted carpets made from dyed sawdust. Yes, you heard correctly. Sawdust! The colorful pieces are carefully placed to create stunning Catholic masterpieces. Check out full stories with photos here: Trib Live Article by Joyce Hanz and Associated Press Article by Giovanna Dell’orto. ...

    On April 11, 2017
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    “March Madness” For Churches

    What if everyone got as excited about Catholic Churches as they do about basketball? Art & Liturgy created its own version of a March Madness bracket, using gorgeous photos of Catholic Churches. Anyone could go to the site and vote for which church they thought was most beautiful. It was a lighthearted contest with rounds such as, “Theological 32,” “Stunning 16.” “Ecclesiastical 8,” “Faithful 4,” ...

    On April 10, 2017
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    Healing Through Sacred Art

    National Catholic Register’s article written by Stephen Beale is a testament to the powerful tool sacred art serves in drawing us closer to the Truth. The article begins in Chicago with Joe Malham, a member of St. Gregory the Great’s Artists in Residence program. Through the program, Malham has access to studio space and has painted numerous murals chronicling salvation history, turning the church into its own “homegrown Sistine Chapel.” ...

    On March 29, 2017