Our efforts in the Arts ministry have produced countless works in photography, sculpture, stained glass, painting, icon writing, literature, music, architecture, and much more. Though creative work we discover beauty, which is the reflection of God. May God be glorified through our art and in our hearts.
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“Imaginative, creative expressions of beauty in any form can inspire feelings of wonder and awe. God, as Creator of the beauties of the universe, shares creative gifts with us that we might participate in bringing the world to greater peace, harmony, and beauty.
“Artists who celebrate their art as ministry have a unique role in helping people see things more deeply and connect with the holy, the sacred, the mystery. When I create — with humility and care — an engraved wedding candle for the celebration of the sacrament of matrimony, it gives a special ambiance to the prayer space and sacred music. Candles as art enrich our worship, so that in all things God may be glorified.” (Rule of St. Benedict, Ch. 56:9)
Sister Mary Josephine Torborg, OSB
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies;
Chair of The College of St. Scholastica Garden Committee.
+Sister Mary E. Penrose was a prolific and respected writer.
Before her death in 2018, she published many articles and several books, including Refreshing Water from Ancient Wells and Roots Deep and Strong: Great Men and Women of the Church.