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“The Mother of the Great Steppe" by Dosbol Kasymov.

Pope Francis blesses icon depicting Mary and Jesus as native Kazakhs

Sep 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis on Thursday blessed an icon depicting Mary and the Child Jesus as native Kazakhs, entrusting the Church in... Read more

Kazakh artist Dosbol Kasymov works on the icon “Mother of the Great Steppe” in advance of Pope Francis’ Sept. 13-15 trip to Kazakhstan.

Artist paints Kazakh Mary and Child for only Marian shrine in Kazakhstan

Sep 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Kazakh artist is creating possibly the first-ever painting of Mary and the Child Jesus as native Kazakhs; it will... Read more

The Sistine Chapel.

The Sistine Chapel was consecrated to Our Lady of the Assumption: 5 things to know

Aug 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The chapel derives its name from the man who consecrated it: Pope Sixtus IV, who served as the Roman Pontiff... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Diakonia of Beauty, a group dedicated to celebrating sacred art, on Feb. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis: 'The world needs beauty more than ever'

Feb 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope met with a French Catholic group dedicated to supporting artists and celebrating sacred art, architecture, poetry, and music. Read more

Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Crucifixion (1512-16)

How Catholics can be inspired by art during Holy Week

Apr 9, 2020

By Perry West

As churches and museums remain closed, Catholic artists have encouraged people to be inspired this Holy Week by finding beauty... Read more

How do we fund sacred art in the Church? This priest has an idea

Dec 24, 2017

By Perry West

The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts is rethinking how the Catholic Church should fund well-crafted art. But... Read more

New Catholic university launches Sacred Art master's

Sep 16, 2016

A new Catholic university has announced the launch of their Masters of Sacred Art degree program, which is available online.  Read more

Can film be sacred art? For one Catholic, the answer is a resounding 'yes'

Jan 13, 2016

By Mary Farrow

When T.J. Berden and his film crew set out to produce “Full of Grace,” they knew they wanted to do... Read more

New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish

Apr 28, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A new documentary tracks the gripping journey of how a priest and his community – through fidelity to Church tradition... Read more

Cattedrale di Monreale in Sicily.

Italian bishops launch TV program on stunning cathedral

Apr 19, 2013

The Italian bishops' conference have produced a twelve-part television series presenting the Creed from  Sicily's Monreale cathedral, a 12th century... Read more

Sacred Heart Chapel Dedication Mass.

Jesuit high school gets new chapel to foster devotion

Feb 17, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., recently dedicated its new chapel, which was beautifully re-designed to encourage devotion to... Read more

Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette. File: Photo/CNA.

Bishop finds sacred music essential for liturgy

Feb 14, 2013

Sacred music is “integral” to the Catholic Church's liturgy, Bishop Alexander K. Sample said in a Feb. 13 pastoral letter... Read more

Vandalism at Our Lady of Prompt Succor.

Man with sledgehammer attacks two La. Catholic churches

Dec 18, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

A vandal with a sledgehammer who attacked statues at two parishes in Sulphur, La. was discovered in the adoration chapel... Read more

The monument to Blessed Columba Marmion, O.S.B., in St. Agatha of the Goths church. Courtesy of Duncan G. Stroik Architecture.

Cardinal Burke honors Irish blessed with monument

Nov 15, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke recently unveiled a monument he commissioned for his titular church – Saint Agatha of the Goths... Read more