The silent painting speaks on the walls and does much good. Gregory of Nyssa

Visual meditations

Andy Warhol: Gold Marilyn Monroe

Critics and advocates of Warhol’s art have attempted to unpack what Marilyn might have meant to him. Was his work a celebration of her and the celebrity culture that she represented?

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Alexander Smirnov The Cleansing of the Temple

Victoria Emily Jones on Disciplining our Eyes

There’s nothing inherently wrong with images—creating or consuming. In fact, we need them. But we also need to beware of the propensity they have to plant themselves firmly in our minds. 

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Exhibitions and events


Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the spring and summer. There is also a list of conferences, lectures and events all over the world, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Berenice Rarig: Whispered Prayers

Christian calendar

Ernst Barlach: The Believer

In 1934 the German sculptor Ernst Barlach (1870-1938) made a special set of sculptures: The Frieze of the Listeners, nine sculptures of people who are listening. Barlach said: ‘They are all saints or people of prayer.’

read moreErnst Barlach: The Believer, detail

Materials for Churches

Theodore Prescott: Taste and See, detail

Materials for Churches

Here you find materials for use in churches, categorized according to the Christian calendar. There are also materials about the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

Church Ditchling and Museum of Art + Craft

The beginning of the 20th century saw the formation of many artists’ communities. At Ditchling in Sussex a Roman-Catholic art guild was formed by Eric Gill, David Jones and many other artists.

read more Oak screen designed by John Denman and carved by Cribb

Art and Poetry

Luci Shaw & Marietha Smit

There’s not much I don’t know about you—
yellow, red, sweet,
grubbed up roots and all.
Essential for a vigorous cuisine, 
alerting the senses.

read more Marietha Smit: Peeling IV, detail


Quotes about Beauty

Aesthetic life is not something sophisticated – that’ s a humanistic lie. Aesthetic life is as integral to being human as building sandcastles on the beach and giving your children names. Calvin Seerveld

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In the Spotlight

The Bible is Not Safe

Revealed is intended to provoke surprise. It shows that the Bible is a book about ordinary people, who are not only spiritual beings, but also greedy, needy, hateful, hopeful, selfish, and sexual.

read more Tanja Butler: Lot