The Dominican Congregation will organise a meeting of artists, and those interested in the Christian arts, on Saturday 10 December next. The meeting will take place from 2.00pm to 5.00pm in Saint Saviour’s Priory, Upper Dorset Street, in Dublin city centre.
According to organiser Father Michael Dunleavy OP, “The purpose of the meeting is to consider various challenges facing contemporary Christian artists.” The conversation will focus on a pertinent question posed by Pope Saint John Paul II in his 1999 letter to artists Does the Church need Art? in which he stated:
“Art has a unique capacity to take one or other facets of the [Gospel] message and translate it into colours, shapes and sounds, which nourish the intuition of those who look or listen. It does so without emptying the message itself of its transcendent value and its aura of mystery.”