Those of you looking to pray with art during the Season of Advent may find it fruitful to explore a resource by Loyola Press by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, an assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University, New Orleans.
Daniella, a graduate of Notre Dame, St. John’s in Collegeville, Yale, and Boston College, embodies a form of catechesis that Pope Francis addresses in his recent apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium:
Every form of catechesis would do well to attend to the “way of beauty” (via pulchritudinis). Proclaiming Christ means showing that to believe in and to follow him is not only something right and true, but also something beautiful, capable of filling life with new splendour and profound joy, even in the midst of difficulties. Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus (EG 167).
We here at Oblation are embedding several videos from Daniella on art and catechesis. The full resource may be found at Loyola Press’ website.