Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena

A Parish of the Archdiocese of New York served by the Dominican Friars

August 27, 2017

Parish Study – Fall 2017: The Arts as Paths to God

The Arts as Paths to God: Secular and Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life

“Created ‘in the image of God,’ man also expresses the truth of his relationship with God the Creator by the beauty of his artistic works” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, §2501). Led by Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., this course will explore the ways in which the visual and performing arts can lead us to encounter the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of God.

September 19: Introduction
September 26: Dance
October 3: Music
October 10: Sculpture
October 17: Poetry
October 24: Architecture
November 7: Painting
November 14: Literature
November 22 at 6 pm: Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia

Tuesday evenings from 6:45-7:45 pm

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Hall
869 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Vermeer Allegory of the Catholic Faith

Johannes Vermeer, Allegory of the Catholic Faith, ca. 1670–72 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)