I can’t sing, I dance only under extreme duress, I can’t play the piano except in my dreams, I don’t know how to draw a circle that isn’t wobbly, and the few ceramics I’ve attempted were admired only by my doting mother! That being said, I love the arts and feel blessed to be based in Chicago where we have the Art Institute, the Lyric Opera, and a vast array of theater companies.
I am equally as drawn to the arts found around the world, especially those that can speak so deeply to the beholder. Many years ago, I was wandering through the Vatican Art Museums and I came upon the Niccoline Chapel, a small gem with fresco paintings by Fra Angelico. It was so perfectly beautiful that it took my breath away—honestly and literally.
Starting today, Loyola Press will be featuring many kinds of beauty in its series, Arts and Faith. I’ve said before that there is a desire for beauty within all of us. Explore with us the ways we find God through the visual and performing arts.