“... Art embodies in many instances the deep faith and devotion ...
expressed in the personal sensitivity of its artists.
Every piece of art, be it religious or secular,
be it a painting, a sculpture, a poem
or any form of handicraft made by loving skill,
is a sign and a symbol of the inscrutable secret of human existence,
of man's origin and destiny, of the meaning of his life and work.
It speaks to us of the meaning of birth and death, of the greatness of man.
Praised be Jesus Christ !”
St John Paul II, Ireland 1979