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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
Sacred Art Scene Originals
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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.
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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.