A depiction of the suffering Christ can inspire feelings of gratitude, pity or remorse. Thus is intends to deepen our love of God. Penny Warden

Visual meditations

Kaori Homma: Crucifix – Under the Foreign Sky

Homma’s chosen medium is integral to her works' meaning. The images are not created by pigment sitting on a surface but are etched into the paper by fire.

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The Resurrection: Station No 15 Blackburn Cathedral, detail

The Stations of the Cross at Blackburn Cathedral

by Penny Warden  

Perhaps the central challenge for the artist in imaging the body of Christ is the problem of representing the dual natures of the doctrine of the incarnation.

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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 San Baudelio de Berlanga: Entry into Jerusalem

Christian calendar

Lent: The Rich Man and Lazarus

God of the living and the dead, do not let the riches and pleasures of this life deprive me of knowing and following you. Help me not live as an owner of things but as their steward.

read moreJames Janknegt: The Rich Man and Lazarus, 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 passages in the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

Oscar Niemeyer: Church of Saint Francis, Brazil

Do you know a church that had to wait 16 years to be consecrated after its completion and that was used in the header of the website of the world soccer association FIFA? 

read more Oscar Niemeyer: The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Art and Poetry

George MacDonald & James Ensor

Haste to me, Lord, when this fool-heart of mine begins to gnaw itself with selfish craving; 
Haste, Lord, to help, when reason favours wrong; Haste when thy soul, the high-born thing divine, is torn by passion’s raving, maniac throng.

read more James Ensor: Christ Exorcising the Evil Spirit, detail

Art and Music

Vlasta Knezovic: Crucifixion, detail

Video for Lent: Beautiful Scandalous Night

Go on up to the mountain of mercy
To the crimson perpetual tide
Kneel down at the shore, 
be thirsty no more
Just go under and be purified

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In the Spotlight

I Believe in Contemporary Art

by Alastair Gordon

In recent years there has been a growing interest in questions of religion in contemporary art. Is religion back in the artworld? Is it just a passing fad or signs of renewed faith in art? 

read more Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva: Haruspex