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  • Pope Pius XII
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    The Role of Artists According to Pope Pius XII

    Source: Deacon Lawrence -- In 1952, Pope Pius XII spoke to a group of Italian artists. Deacon Lawrence examines this address and highlights the specific roles that art and artists play to "lead souls to God."

    On September 4, 2018
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    Using Sacred Art to Enrich Our Prayer Lives

    Source: New Liturgical Movement -- Many books discussing how to pray with sacred art stop short of one important aspect: how these personal meditations can enhance our celebration of the liturgy. David Clayton describes ways we can connect sacred art meditations with the sacraments and Feast days. Give it a try using his 8-part sacred art meditation and contemplation exercise.

    On August 29, 2018
  • The Holy Stairs
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    Repairing the Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs

    Source: Catholic News Service -- The Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs has been undergoing restoration for the past 20 years. The Holy Stairs, believed to be the steps Jesus climbed prior to crucifixion, are surrounded by frescoes also undergoing transformation. The dark frescoes will be brought back to colorful life and the central staircase should be restored by the end of 2018, writes Carol Glatz.

    On August 28, 2018
  • Malta
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    A Beautiful, Modern Fresco in Malta

    Source: Catholic Herald -- A new fresco was unveiled in a church in Paola, Malta by artist Manuel Farrugia. While contemporary art can sometimes miss the mark, according to Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, this provides an example of modern art that is beautiful and fitting for a church.

    On August 21, 2018
  • Lion
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    Roaring with Laughter

    Source: ChurchPOP -- If you need a good laugh, check out these attempts at painting lions. The lion is a symbol commonly used to represent St. Mark. You've probably seen them in paintings before. But, have you seen these?

    On August 18, 2018
  • Cardinal John Henry Newman
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    The Art of Vestments

    Source: Liturgical Arts Journal -- Vestments, or the liturgical garments worn by clergy, are often times overlooked as art forms within churches. Shawn R. Tribe discusses the importance of "investing" in vestments that are worthy of leaving a legacy and being passed down for years to come.

    On August 17, 2018
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    Meaning of Colors in Christian Art

    Source: Aleteia -- Colors used in Christian art can have profound meaning. Philip Kosloski discusses 5 different colors: black, brown, green, red and white and the symbolism they have in Christian art.

    On September 26, 2017
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    Vatican’s Korea Exhibit: A Message of Peace

    Source: Catholic News Agency -- The Vatican has a new exhibit highlighting the Korean Catholic Church. Hannah Brockhaus provides a brief history of the Korean Catholic Church, highlighting its growth despite persecution, and the exhibit's message of peace.

    On September 21, 2017
  • Mont Saint Michel
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    The Placement of Mont Saint-Michel

    Source: Aleteia -- Mont Saint-Michel is an abbey in Normandy, France. To Bishop Robert Barron it is located on the edge of the world. As Bishop Barron writes, "The mountain itself, and then the architecture piled so exquisitely on top of it, draw the viewer’s eyes up and up, beyond this world."

    On August 14, 2017

Sacred Art Scene Originals

  • CAG Conference
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    Mending the “Broken Jug”– An Interview with Kathleen Carr

    SACRED ART SCENE ORIGINAL -- Catholic Art Guild's President and Founder, Kathleen Carr, is an artist with a passion for restoring the sacred in the visual arts. In this interview, Kathleen discusses her hope for the Catholic Art Guild.

    On November 30, 2017
  • Icon of the Saviour
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    Interview with Ian Knowles, Bethlehem Icon Centre

    SACRED ART SCENE ORIGINAL -- An interview with Ian Knowles, Principal of the Bethlehem Icon School. Learn about icons, how they are created, and how prayer is incorporated in this process.

    On November 15, 2017
  • St. John Cantius Church
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    Restoring the Sacred: Catholic Art Guild’s Conference and My First Latin Mass

    SACRED ART SCENE ORIGINAL -- The Catholic Art Guild is a lay apostolate seeking the "restoration of the Sacred" in the visual arts. Their mission is to support artists in offering their gifts for the greater glory of God. Their conference brought together the world’s leading philosophers, architects and artists to rediscover the power of beauty in the modern world.

    On November 10, 2017

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