The human being, creature of eyes, needs the image. Leonardo da Vinci

Visual meditations

Johannes Wickert: Beggars

In the beginning of the 13th century St Francis of Assisi deemed it necessary for the world to have beggars. He considered them to be respectable people who are seen, desired and loved by God.

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Annibale Gatti: Emperor Charles V picks up Titian's paintbrush, 1858

The Legend of the Artist

by Beat Rink

The image of the 'divine' artist becomes so dominant that artists take their orientation from it and lead their lives accordingly.

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Exhibitions and events


List of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches.

Plus a list of conferences, lectures and events, with a special focus on Europe.

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Christian calendar

Ordinary Time

The season of Ordinary Time? I'm finding it a bit difficult. A bit counter-cultural. A bit nerve-wracking. Why? During Ordinary Time, we neither ascend nor descend, neither fast nor feast. We plod along. We just be.

read moreBearbara Lidfors: In the Kitchen

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 New Testament.

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Church of the month

England: Churches in Little Walsingham

by Jonathan Evens

Walsingham is a village in North Norfolk, England, famous for its religious shrines and Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox pilgrimages in honour of the Virgin Mary. 

read more The Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation

Art and Poetry

C.S. Lewis and Wayne Adams

And all men in their praying, self-deceived, address
The coinage of their own unquiet thoughts, unless
Thou in magnetic mercy to Thyself divert
Our arrows, aimed unskillfully, beyond desert

read more Wayne Adams: Prayer Painting I (I am Sorry Please Forgive Me Thank You I love you), detail

Art and Music

Still from demo clip Higashi Kara No (Eastern Wind)

Dobrinka Tabakova: Origami & Higashi Kara No

The playful composition Origami by Dobrinka Tabakova is accompanied by an enchanting video. The idea of presenting the cross fertilisation of East and West cultures is at the heart of the project.

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In the Spotlight

ArtLyst Interview Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

By Jonathan Evens

It is the limiting of Christian art to only religious themes that I would suggest is not Christian art at its best. Then art becomes dualistic, flowing from a dualistic theology.

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