Secrets of Sacred Art

Explore how sacred art reveals truth and beauty and goodness. Sacred artists Kathryn Lafferty and Alix Murray take listeners and viewers on a journey through sacred art to explore what makes art sacred and how art opens a window into what is good and true and beautiful. In each episode, they unearth the hidden treasury, history, and deeper meanings in religious and sacred art.

Whether you are an art aficionado or completely new to art, this show is for you. The Secrets of Sacred Art is produced in both audio and video versions, with the video allowing viewers to see the art being discussed.

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Recent Episodes

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The Secrets of Monuments Men - In this crossover of Secrets of Sacred Art and Secrets of Movies and TV Shows, Kathryn Laffrey, Alix Murray, and Thomas Salerno discuss the 2014 film Monuments Men and the true story and real sacred art involved in the daring WWII effort to rescue great works of art.
The Art of Bouguereau - Enter the captivating world of Bouguereau's art. Alix Murray and Kathryn Laffrey explore this 19th-century painter's works, its fame and fall from grace in the 20th century, and the profound historical, religious, and artistic significance and why it remains so popular among Catholics.
Catholic Ladders: Teaching the Faith with Images - Catholic ladders were visual representations of the faith used for teaching the catechism. Alix Murray and Kathryn Laffrey discuss their use in the Pacific Northwest missions in the 19th century and the power of visual imagery and symbolism to convey religious truth to varied audiences.
The Story of the Joseph Panels - The story of two paintings by Biagio D'Antonio featuring the story of the Old Testament Joseph is a tale of art torn asunder. Alix Murray and Kathryn Laffrey discuss the artworks themselves, the story of Joseph, and the role of museums in making sacred art available and visible to the public.