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Mother Joanna Jamieson painting the mural at Buckfast Abbey Below: The mural and The Catholic Herald's cartoon

Mother Joanna Jamieson creates artwork that depicts the reconstruction of Abbey Church

Tom Roberts’s Allegro Con Brio: Bourke Street West (circa 1885-86)

Art review: Australia, Royal Academy

Despite some evocative landscapes, the latest RA blockbuster struggles to squeeze two centuries of art from an entire continent into an exhibition of 200 works

Raphael’s Transfiguration

Great Catholic art lifts the heart, mind and soul up to where God is

Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

Attempts to convey Christ’s love for humanity in art have, it seems to me, had limited success

Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ

His mission to rescue beauty from religion is arrogant and ignorant

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci, started in 1499

The divine illuminated through Leonardo

The National Gallery’s unique assembly of masterpieces may never be seen again

The Birth of the Virgin (about 1440) by the Master of the Osservanza

Altarpieces restored to full glory

The National Gallery’s groundbreaking exhibition displays altarpieces as more than just works of art

Benedict XVI greets the crowd at his general audience at Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI: art is a doorway to God

Art can ‘push us upward’ towards heaven, says Pope at weekly general audience

Pope explains how to find God in art

At his general audience Pope Benedict XVI says art ‘reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God’

Laura poses with her portrait of Stubbs on sheet metal

Success for art teacher

Portrait by art teacher at Ampleforth College to be exhibited in centre of Liverpool