Inspired by the tradition of the Catholic Church, I believe that beauty is a much needed salve for our troubled world. I have seen that through it God works to heal and inspire and ennoble. Beauty will make culture anew where it is most needed.
The Orientale Lumen Foundation, an ecumenical group of Catholics and Orthodox, made a pilgrimage to Rome and had a private audience with the Holy Father Oct. 24, 2014. During that visit the art gift was presented by one of the younger participant members.