Arts and Faith

Arts and Faith seriesTips on using art in summer ministry. A contest hosted by the Archdiocese of New Orleans that showcases emerging young artists. An artist who’s painting the first portrait of Pope Francis.

These are a few of the stories Loyola Press includes in its second annual series, Arts and Faith.

Arts and Faith is a collection of stories about Catholics around the globe who demonstrate the creative ways art expresses and deepens their relationship with God. The 2014 series kicks off today on with articles, videos, slide shows, and more.

Included in the series is an interview with Joellyn Cicciarelli, director of curricula development at Loyola Press, in which she talks about the Exploring Faith Through Art fine art prints (part of the Finding God faith formation program).

The stories in Arts and Faith capture snapshots of how spirituality is explored, revealed, and ultimately, celebrated in our faith communities. You don’t have to be a Monet to participate in the arts. Visit the site all this week to explore the stories and share the creative ways you’re expressing your faith!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

2 Comments on Arts and Faith

  1. Hello there,
    I noticed that in all your posts categorized as “Art and Music in Catechesis” there is only this one post that deals with visual art, while all the rest are about music. As an art historian, I had the opportunity to give a brief presentation about relevant works of art at scripture study and everyone loved it. I hope to do more presentations and retreats at churches in my area (Atlanta) after I build up a portfolio of examples. To that end I’ve just started a blog about faith and art because I see a need for our Western visual arts heritage to be offered as an aid to prayer and contemplation.

    • Hi Jane and thanks for your comment. Your work sounds exciting. Please do send me more information about your ministry and your blog…I’ll be happy to share it.

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