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Art and the Mystical Love of Christ

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For most people, Baroque art is just a footnote in art history, one of the many artistic movements that have had their time in the spotlight of human history.

But it is actually much more than that. After the Protestant Reformation, which saw many churches stripped of their imagery, the Church called upon artists to support the doctrines and dogmas of the faith. They responded in a marvelous way.

Baroque art has been called the art of the Counter-Reformation and it played a part in re-establishing Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in the hearts of the faithful.

Learn how artists portrayed even abstract concepts such as “mystical love” in Elizabeth Lev’s latest article for Aleteia

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

A Medieval Anomaly

Have you ever heard of the Caligula Troper? No? How about the Cotton Troper?

A troper is a collection of “tropes” or chants for specific feast days of the Church Calendar. The Caligula Troper is unusual because of its decoration and artistic style. Is something completely unexpected for an 11th century manuscript.

The Medieval Manuscript Blog has the details, take a look.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

16 Beautiful Images of Mary

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Before May of 2017 is a distant memory, take a look at this post from Aleteia featuring 16 beautiful images of the Blessed Mother.

See them here.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

The Little Madonnas of Rome

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Rome’s “Madonnelle” (“little Madonnas”), are images of Mary—some of them miraculous—scattered throughout the streets and alleyways of the city. They are the object of much popular devotion.

Aleteia is currently doing a series on these images, you follow the series here.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

Apparitions of Mary, in Art

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May is the month devoted to Mary. To close out the month take a look at some of the artistic interpretations of Marian apparitions throughout the ages.

Courtesy of Epicpew.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

How Can Art Dispel Our Doubt?

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Doubts about God, the Church, and Christian Truth are nothing new. In our of relativism and hyper-sensitivity, doubt seems to have a stranglehold on much of her population. How can artists address this spiritual crisis?

Art historian tells us how artists approached this problem three hundred years ago, and strengthened the faithful in the wake of doubt left by the storm that was the Protestant Reformation.

Read her article here.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

A Tale of Transformation

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Iconographer Aidan Hart unveils two new mosaics for St. George’s Orthodox Church in Houston Texas. AND He gives us a fascinating overview of the process and craftsmanship that goes into creating mosaics.

Take a look.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

The Artist Is Affected By His Art

holyapostleslith“Creating art can put an artist in touch with the religious sense that has been worked into the very life of the land.”

Read this touching reflection by an American priest and artist about his time as a pastor in the former Soviet Union. A moving reflection on how artistic talent affects the artist.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

Exploring Art Through Prayer

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The Catholic News Service has a wonderful article from Jen Sullivan on using art to guide us in prayer. Beyond the practice of praying with icons, Ms. Sullivan takes the practice of Lectio Divina, a spiritual practice that focuses on reading sacred scripture, and applies it to the broader category of religious art.

Read the article here, via CatholicPhilly

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

An Interview with Brian Bird

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A conversation with the writer of the new movie “A Case for Christ” and a His Hallmark Channel series, “When Calls the Heart.”

Read the interview at Aletia.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org