Restoration

Restoration

June 2009

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (May-June 2009) — May and June are special months for our Madonna House family. During May the directors of all our mission houses come for their annual meetings. Then in June, we have the joy of witnessing staff make and renew their promises....

Beauty Will Save the World — by Pope John Paul II. The Spirit is the mysterious Artist of the universe…. Dear artists, you well know that there are many impulses which, either from within or from without, inspire your talent. Every genuine inspiration, however, contains some...

Servants of Beauty — by Donna Surprenant. The following was written in connection with the death of Pope John Paul II. Though I usually spend my days painting, today instead of taking up my paintbrush, I am taking up the tool that Pope John...

The Formation of the Madonna House Artist — by Catherine Doherty. The apprenticeship for the Madonna House artists may be long or short; it depends on God. They are going to work in the handicraft center, the gift shop and in other places in the apostolate where they...

Donna’s Still Life Paintings — by Ineke Zigrossi, director of Abbozzo Gallery. Traditional still life, with its emphasis on depicting the ordinary—arrangements of fruits, flowers, and mundane objects, as small celebrations of everyday reality, has a deceptive simplicity about it. In fact, it is an...

Art With All Its Teeth — by Jacques Maritain. Do not say Christian art is impossible. Say rather that it is difficult—difficulty squared—because it is difficult to be an artist and very difficult to be a Christian. It is a question of reconciling two absolutes.…...

 

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