Adoremus: Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy

Adoremus Bulletin
Online Edition – Vol. VIII, No. 3: May 2002

Sacred Art Academy

The American Academy of Sacred Arts in Philadelphia, founded by Sister M. Paula Beierschmitt, IHM, is dedicated to responding to the Council’s call “that schools or academies of sacred art should be founded … bearing in mind that, they are engaged in a kind of sacred imitation of God the Creator … to edify the faithful and to foster their piety and their religious formation”.

The academy, established in 1993, has committed itself to the “encouragement and placement of artists”, “preservation of artistic treasures of the Church”, and “artistic quality and spiritual insight”.

The Academy hopes to expand its support primarily of visual artists for the purpose of developing both their Catholic faith and their artistic skills “in an environment that appreciates the Church’s tradition in sacred art”.

For further information, contact Sister Paula at American Academy of the Sacred Arts, 1629 Porter Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19145.

Upcoming Events

Exhibition and Sale of the Works of Internationally Acclaimed Artist
Niko Chocheli

Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Presentation by the artist at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is free, but space is limited.
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There has never been a greater need for sacred artists than the present era. Help support the work of AASA, serving sacred artists and patrons for the greater glory of God.

“Art is a vehicle for expressing the infinite beauty of God.”

- Sr. Paula