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'Femme au Chien' by Pablo Picasso (PA)

Picasso admitted that the purpose of art was to elevate and console us

Alexander VI

Life is all about sex

Birth, copulation and death – I can see why we Catholics get accused of being obsessed

Sister Wendy Beckett, an art critic who lives the life of a hermit, outside the Louvre

To avoid causing scandal, Sister Wendy should perhaps stick to art

Helen Gurley Brown

The single life of Sister Wendy Beckett is more fulfilling than that of feminist Helen Gurley Brown

Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ

His mission to rescue beauty from religion is arrogant and ignorant

A work by Greg Tricker, the first modern artist to exhibit work at the cathedral

Cathedral hosts historic exhibition

An exhibition of stained glass, paintings, woodcut prints and wood carving by Greg Tricker is on display at Westminster Cathedral

Maria and Child, a stained-glass work by Greg Tricker

Cathedral hosts art exhibition

Art historian Sister Wendy Beckett opens an exhibition of work by Greg Tricker at Gloucester Cathedral

Sister Wendy Beckett, an oil painting by Dora Holzhandler

Artist Dora Holzhandler paints oil portrait of her friend and near-contemporary, Sister Wendy Beckett