Voices
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., is president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” 1851 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 02, 2020
Leo. J. O’Donovan, S.J., makes a virtual visit to the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Refugee children join a protest outside the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees office in Athens, Greece, May 29, 2020. They were protesting a government decision that they should leave their housing provided by European Union and UNHCR funds. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
Faith Faith in Focus
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.June 20, 2020
Help us, God of mercy, to realize how much more threatening the pandemic is for a forcibly displaced person.
The Metropolitan Opera in New York (photo: iStock)
Arts & Culture Music
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.June 12, 2020
On April 25, the Met’s first virtual gala was held. It will be rebroadcast on June 12 and 13.
Faith Faith in Focus
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.May 29, 2020
Come, Holy Spirit, to our suffering world, sick with a killing virus and everywhere threatened with silent death.
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.