- Dec 7, 2019
In a world of different religions, cultures and languages, art has the capacity to bring people together and inspire them to take action in addressing critical challenges, said a Vatican official.
‘Laudato si’: that’s the name of the colorful new stained-glass window recently revealed in the St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. It was made by the artist Harold Van de Perre, who says that “the beauty of this stained-glass window lies in the secret of ‘renewal within tradition’.”
A buttress supporting an adobe wall has collapsed and grass overgrows the patio of the four-century-old church whose dazzling murals depicting biblical scenes and remote location high atop a Bolivian plateau have earned it the nickname the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes.”
For high school student Rebecca Pohlmeier, it all started with her love of St. Therese of Lisieux and drawing.
Sister Wendy Beckett, who gained fame in the 1990s for television shows and books explaining art, died Dec. 26 in Norfolk, England, at the age of 88.
Although never depicted in the biblical accounts, the marriage between Mary and Joseph is a subject which has long fascinated theologians and artists. Crux interviewed the author of a new book on the subject.