Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 10, 2022 / 06:30 am
For millennia, the arts have served as a medium through which mankind can illustrate the contours of the human experience. The arts have such an important role in Church history that St. John Paul II even released a letter in 1999 detailing the importance that artists have in the eyes of God.
With this in mind, EWTN News In Depth’s Montse Alvarado recently spoke with Stephen Auth, the author of a new book, “Pilgrimage to the Museum: Man’s Search for God through Art and Time” (Sophia Institute Press, 2022) about this very quality.
Auth explained how art augments the journey to holiness and figured prominently in his own path back to the Catholic faith.
“I think one of the things that makes the book attractive to people is [that] it’s written by a broken vessel,” Auth said. “I grew up as an altar boy [in a] very Catholic family, but by the time I [finished college] at Princeton, I was at best an indifferent agnostic.”