Monday, November 10, 2014

Our Novitiate Art Class 101

To all who are passionately dedicated
to the search for new “epiphanies” of beauty
so that through their creative work as artists
they may offer these as gifts to the world
-Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Artists


This past Sunday, our young Sisters and aspirants in the Novitiate (formation) spent a day relaxing and exploring their gift of craftsmanship!  Even though this was their first art class, and with no previous knowledge about painting or art, the group enjoyed themselves greatly and produced beautiful and unique paintings according to each one's creativity and imagination.

The Novitiate would like our friends to guess who painted which pictures below:



What does art have to do with our vocation?  Listen to our beloved Saint Pope John Paul II in his letter addressed to artists:

Through his “artistic creativity” man appears more than ever “in the image of God”, and he accomplishes this task above all in shaping the wondrous “material” of his own humanity and then exercising creative dominion over the universe which surrounds him. With loving regard, the divine Artist passes on to the human artist a spark of his own surpassing wisdom, calling him to share in his creative power.

...That is why artists, the more conscious they are of their “gift”, are led all the more to see themselves and the whole of creation with eyes able to contemplate and give thanks, and to raise to God a hymn of praise. This is the only way for them to come to a full understanding of themselves, their vocation and their mission.

Deo Gratias!

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