On today’s episode, we discuss sacred art and its role in the spiritual life.
The statues on the colonnades of St. Peter’s Basilica was discussed in this week’s trivia questions. Check out the details of all 140 statues including the name of each saint, the artist, and the date created.
Below is a picture of each piece of art discussed on today’s episode.
Saint Quote of the Week
“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” – St. John Paul II
Making Art Manly Again by The Maccabee Society
Challenge of the Week
Buy religious art for your home. It is a great conversation starter when you have guests, and it lets everyone know you are Catholic! Consult with your spouse to make sure you purchase something that you can afford.
Dan recommends Accents-n-Art.com if you are interested in buying a painting online.
Here is a link to the exact painting of the Virgin of the Lilies that Dan purchased from Accents-n-Art.
Dinner Table Questions
1. Have you seen any of the paintings or statues that were mentioned on today’s show? Do you remember what your reaction was when you first saw them?
2. Do you think the church has failed to fully appreciate its artistic tradition in the last several decades? What can we do to encourage a restoration of fine art in our churches?
3. Do you plan to buy any religious art soon? If so, what do you plan to buy and why?
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