Arts & Faith: Lent

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.


Commentary is by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in liturgy from St. John’s University in Collegeville, a master’s degree in religion and the arts from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Her unique background in faith and art brings to life a new way of observing Lent and understanding the season on a more personal level.

Teachers and catechists: Use these videos and related activity suggestions in your faith formation classes this Lent, Triduum, and Easter.

Adult faith formation groups or individuals can also exercise their Ignatian imaginations by following the Lenten blog posts at dotMagis, which offer ways to use the art as a means of personal prayer.

Don’t forget to check out Arts & Faith, a series of stories that celebrates creative expressions of faith, and the Sunday Connection for more information on using the weekly readings in your classroom.