The artist’s mission is to compel us to love life in all its countless and inexhaustible manifestations. Leo Tolstoy

Visual meditations

Albert Servaes: Three Windows in Brussels

Servaes was a pioneer of expressionism in religious art. His work was part of a significant engagement with modern art on the part of Roman-Catholic artists.

read more Albert Servaes: Adam, detail of The Creation of Eve


Anthony Caro: Le Choeur Lumière, 2008, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Bourbourg

Book Review by Jonathan Evens

Jonathan Koestlé-Cate, Art and the Church: A Fractious Embrace - Ecclesiastical Encounters with Contemporary Art, Routledge, 2016.

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Exhibitions and events


Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the fall and winter. 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

Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer

by Barbara Pitkin

In light of Luther’s views on the primacy of the gospel the logic of the arrangement of these four apostles is easily grasped.

read moreAlbrecht Dürer: The Four Apostles,

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

Art and Music

Lorenz Spring: Mahalia Jackson In the Upper Room, 2001


Soon to begin:

A new ART AND MUSIC section

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In the Spotlight

Kaori Homma: Silent Summer

My current series is born out of my struggle in dealing with the invisible threat in the landscape of the post-2011 Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Disaster.

read more Kaori Homma: Fore Shadowing, detail