It is the lack of self-denial and self-discipline that explains the mediocrity of so much devotional art. Thomas Merton

Visual meditations

Regan O Callaghan: 3 Mothers

These icons are wonderful images of ordinary holiness, which have been created to challenge the viewer to consider the belief of the sainthood of all believers.

read more Regan O Callaghan: 3 Mothers, detail


Rouault, detail

Collecting as a Calling

After many years of compiling a collection of religious art, I have come to realize that collecting is a calling. I feel strongly that our collection has real value and that it is a valuable ministry. 

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Exhibitions and events


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

read more Eva-Maria Beller: Salt Book

Christian calendar

Pentecost: Images for the Holy Spirit

For most of us the Holy Spirit is the most mysterious person of the Trinity. The Spirit is spiritual and bodiless – how can we form a picture of him in our minds? Are there images that may help us?

read moreRoeli Willekes: Invocabit

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

England: Chichester Cathedral

“It has been the great enthusiasm of my life and work to commission for the Church the very best artists I could, in painting, in sculpture, in music and in literature.” Canon Walter Hussey

read more Bishop Otter College Chapel with Geoffrey Clarke’s aluminium Crucifixion sculpture

Art and Poetry

Denise Levertov & Diego Velazquez

She listens, listens, holding
her breath. Surely that voice
is his—the one
who had looked at her, once, across the crowd,
as no one ever had looked?
Had seen her? 
Had spoken as if to her?

read more Diego Velasquez:The Servant Girl at Emmaus, detail

Art and Music

Erica Grimm: Lament, detail

Come... Help me Lament

David Squires: Music

Erica L. Grimm: Paintings

For some time I have been concerned that many of us do not know how to lament—or at least we do not often allow ourselves to do so.

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In the Spotlight

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture - Review

The authors focus on what they see as Rookmaaker’s dark take on modern art rather than giving proper weight to his appreciation of the good job modern art does in addressing the negative implications of a culture that is turning its back on God.

read more Window by Fernand Léger in Audincourt, France, 1951