Art & Architecture

Beauty

What is capable of restoring enthusiasm and confidence, what can encourage the human spirit to rediscover its path, to raise its eyes to the horizon, to dream of a life worthy of its vocation — if not beauty?

Beauty pulls us up short, but in so doing it reminds us of our final destiny, it sets us back on our path, fills us with new hope, gives us the courage to live to the full the unique gift of life… Beauty, whether that of the natural universe or that expressed in art, precisely because it opens up and broadens the horizons of human awareness, pointing us beyond ourselves, bringing us face to face with the abyss of Infinity, can become a path towards the transcendent, towards the ultimate Mystery, towards God.

Sacred Art within the Shrine Church:

There are six paintings along the side aisles within the Church, depicting saints who are honored at the Shrine for their particular patronage.  For the artist’s statement (as it becomes available) about each of paintings, please click on the title of each painting.

Painting Saint Faustina Divine Mercy
Artist: Noah Buchanan

Saint Faustina and Divine Mercy

Painting St Maria Goretti
Artist: Noah Buchanan

Saint Maria Goretti

Painting Saint Therese Of Lisieux And Saint Theophane Venard
Artist: Neilson Carlin

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Painting Blessed Miguel Pro
Artist: Neilson Carlin

Blessed Miguel Pro

Painting Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Artist: Neilson Carlin

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Painting Saint Peregrine Of Laziosi
Artist: Neilson Carlin

Saint Peregrine Laziosi

Icon Saint John Neumann As Bishop Of Philadelphia
Artists: Father Czerwonka & Nazareth Studio

Iconography