Catholic Herald logo
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

Blue eggs and bread, a peaceful study by James Gillick

Gillick twins show new work

Catholic artists to exhibit work at Duddington Manor near Stamford, Lincolnshire

John Armstrong, a Catholic painter, and Abdoulie Conteh, a Muslim artist

Paintings exhibited at St Luke’s Studio in Portslade near Brighton

James Gillick and his brother Gabriel install works in the reredos at Ss Gregory and Augustine in Summertown, Oxford

New art for Oxford church

Last month saw the completion of artwork by James Gillick for the church of Ss Gregory and Augustine in Summertown, north Oxford