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Arts & Faith: Advent
Prepare for Christmas and deepen your experience of the Advent season this year with Arts & Faith: Advent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of hope and preparation through the lens of sacred art.
For your convenience, video transcripts will be available. Commentary is by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in liturgy from St. John’s University in Collegeville, a master’s degree in religion and the arts from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Her unique background in faith and art brings to life a new way of celebrating Advent and understanding the season on a more personal level.
Teachers and catechists: Use these videos and related activity suggestions in your faith formation classes.
Adult faith formation groups or individuals can also exercise their Ignatian imaginations by following the December blog posts at dotMagis, which offer ways to use the art as a means of personal prayer.
Don’t forget to check out Arts & Faith, a series of stories that celebrates creative expressions of faith, and the Sunday Connection for more information on using the weekly readings in your classroom.