Loyola Press' New Series Celebrates Creative Expressions of Faith

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Loyola Press' new series, Arts and Faith, collects stories from Catholics around the globe who demonstrate the inspiring--and surprising--ways art deepens their faith.

A nun who uses pottery to pray. A lieutenant in Afghanistan who helps soldiers find spiritual healing through art. An accountant who plays hymns on her harp at hospices. A Jesuit who listens to Mexican drug ballads to find God’s presence. These are some of the compelling stories Loyola Press has compiled in their new Arts and Faith series.

Arts and Faith collects stories from Catholics around the world who illustrate the inspiring—and surprising—ways they express and deepen their relationship with God through art.

Each day, Arts and Faith will debut a new article, video, slide show, podcast or more from one of the four categories of interpretive art: Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts.

The stories showcase the public and private ways faith is expressed and shared. A twenty-something explains how he feels closest to God while playing the organ at parishes every week.

A catechist offers 12 tips for using art in the classroom. A mother and faith formation leader describes how she uses photography to pray every day. Whether readers are ministry leaders, artists, or creative souls, they’re sure to find inspiration and meaning in these stories.

The stories in Arts and Faith capture snapshots of how spirituality is explored, revealed and ultimately, celebrated in faith communities. Loyola Press hopes these 40+ stories inspire readers to tap their own talents to express their faith through sewing, sculpting, design, fashion, cooking, collage, spoken word, photography, poetry, modern dance, and so on.

As the series demonstrates, one doesn’t have to be a Monet to participate in the arts. Jump in, explore the stories, and share creative ways to express faith.

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