Making a Sacred Space Within Your Home

What’s a sacred space? Traditionally, you’d think of it as the local parish church or a temple — places where you feel a close connection with the divine. But a sacred space can be anything and anywhere: It could be […]

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La Sagrada Familia: The Great Work-in-Progress of Antoni Gaudí, “God’s Architect”

How much does it weigh to carry the title of being “God’s Architect”? The phrase suggests big shoes to fill, but Antoni Gaudí was more than happy to step up to the role. His devotion as an architect for La […]

A Celebration of Words: Consecrea’s Scriptura Pieces

“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure,” said American psychologist Edward Thorndike. Of all things in society that disintegrate, one thing doesn’t: the power of words. Stories, fables, and parables persevere. So do mottos and life lessons. […]

How to Show Off Your Love Language Based on the Art You Display

How do you show your love? Psychology recognizes five kinds of so-called “love languages”: words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gifts, and acts of service. They’re all pretty self-explanatory, but these languages refer to the way we prefer to […]

Illuminated Manuscripts: Remnants of Christian Faith, Art, and Society

The European Medieval Age has its vast share of religious and artistic feats. We can find some of these in illuminated manuscripts: quiet and tucked away between pages—but still as ornate and ostentatious as cathedral frescoes. Meticulously written and painted […]

The Significance of The Mandala, An Instrument for Spiritual Awakening

No other symbol in the world remains as universal as the circle. With an infinite number of sides and no beginning or end, it is often attributed to the concept of eternity and wholeness. Even early diagrams such as cosmic […]

10 of the Most Controversial Christian Artworks in History

In times past, artists had to follow conventions on what they could and couldn’t do. The Middle and Renaissance Ages adhered to strict laws based on religious doctrines, and as such, anything potentially blasphemous can result in shame at best […]

The Art of the Fleeting: Tibetan Buddhist Monks and Sand Mandalas

The concept of impermanence is often explored in religions and philosophies. The universe, existing far longer than we have, is presumed to be ephemeral by our ancestors even before the existence of scientific proof. And yet it’s not an idea […]

Hilma af Klint, The Almost Forgotten Abstract “Painter From the Future”

“All the knowledge that is not of the senses, not of the intellect, not of the heart, but is the property that exclusively belongs to the deepest aspect of your being… the knowledge of your spirit.” These words were reportedly […]

How Spiritual Art Helps People Cope During the Crisis

The world is in need of remedies. Arash Javanbakht, a trauma specialist and professor of psychiatry, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected “all aspects of life.” While the pandemic itself remains the world’s top concern, it’s brought about repercussions […]

What Colors Mean in Different Religions

As much as it’s an artistic technique, color choice is a cultural tool — one that influences and communicates. In history, colors signified social ranks: Reds and purples were a sign of nobility in the Western world; yellow was the […]

The Rothko Chapel: A ‘Living Institution’ of Art and Human Spirituality

The 1960s and 70s were decades of social change, characterized by protests and movements for better human conditions. But these pursuits do not always require vehement calls and demands. People contribute to their causes in ways they can, whether it […]

Depictions of Creation Across Religions and Cultures

The complexity of the universe has long been a topic of contention throughout history. For years, scientists have theorized various cosmological models — the most popular one being the Big Bang — to explain the origins of the world. In […]