Monday, November 9, 2009

New Architectural Appeal to the Holy Father

Appeal to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the return to an authentically Catholic sacred Art

Veni, Creator Spiritus
mentes tuorum visita
Imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora


Art is an inexhaustible and incredible treasure of catechesis. For us it is also a
duty to know and understand well. Not as sometimes art historians do,
interpreting it only formally, according to the artistic technique. Rather, we must
enter into the content and revive the content that inspired this great art. It seems
really a duty - also in the formation of future priests - to become familiar with
these treasures and have the ability to transform them into a living catechesis that
is present in them and speak to us today.
(Benedict XVI - Holy Father's meeting with the parish priests and
clergy of the Diocese of Rome - February 22nd 2007)

Hat tip to beloblog, Link with some commentary

The link to the proposal is here.

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