Voices
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., is president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
Gerhard Richter is arguably the most famous living artist. “Betty,” painted in 1977, is one of several portraits of his daughter (Museum Ludwig/The Met Breuer).
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.May 15, 2020
Richter, born in 1932 in Dresden, is arguably the most famous living artist.
Faith Faith in Focus
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.April 24, 2020
Loving God, in the midst of our world’s—your world’s—coronavirus crisis, we beg to bring before you the brave women and men who are closest to the sick and suffering.
A health care worker in New York City rests on a bench near Central Park on March 30. (CNS photo/Jeenah Moon, Reuters)
Faith Last Take
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.April 22, 2020
For now, the overall picture is dark, writes Leo O‘Donovan, S.J., of Jesuit Refugee Service USA, but we must still work for our brothers and sisters so that hope can endure and even blossom.
Ramos Martinez, ‘Calla Lily Vendor’ (photo: The Whitney Museum of Art)
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.April 15, 2020
In the early 20th century, American artists were intoxicated by the way Mexican muralists transformed their people’s struggle for justice into narrative imagery.
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 20, 2019
More painful, though not treated in the exhibition, is the current situation of Sudan, which only became independent from British colonial rule in 1956.
Photo courtesy of Holy Angels Catholic Church
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 13, 2019
Since 1990 a vibrant black parish has worshiped before the marvelous mural by Engelbert Mveng, S.J.
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.October 25, 2019
“The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement” is a lesson on how art can awaken us to the unprecedented crisis of refugees and displaced persons now numbering 70.8 million.
“Cruz for Bishop Oscar Romero, Martyr of El Salvador” by Michael Tracy was featured in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St. Louis University. (Photo: MOCRA).
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.September 20, 2019
The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St. Louis University stands out for its singular focus on art that is genuinely interfaith.
Faith Last Take
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 31, 2019
In an age characterized by all but a desperate need for solidarity, when the religious and secular bonds of community have become badly frayed, bridges real and metaphorical have become more important than ever.
Faith Faith in Focus
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 09, 2019
An Encounter with Silence