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Hail, Mary: Lecture on Marian Art

  • National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia 1166 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19146 United States (map)

Celebrate the May Queen by learning about The Blessed Mother in art!

Annunciation  by Henry Ossawa Tanner

Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner

For centuries, artists have depicted the Mother of God. During this hour-long presentation, you'll learn the language of artists, what inspired and influenced their portrayals of the Virgin Mother.

This presentation is entitled: Hail, Mary: a journey through representation of the Blessed Mother in art and history. It is composed of beautiful imagery, art history, Catholic history, opportunities for prayer and reflection, and music.

The presentation will take place at 7:00pm in the Lower Shrine chapel, after a short musical prelude around 6:45pm.

Annunciation  by Leonardo Di Vinci

Annunciation by Leonardo Di Vinci

About the Presenter:


Chesley Turner is the Shrine Director at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia. She is the author of The Jewels of the Cathedral, a full-color guidebook on the stain glass windows of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

Chesley has presented this lecture many times over the years, in Boulder, Colorado; Atlanta, Georgia; and in Philadelphia. For a preview of the presentation, check out the Spring 2018 issue of Peacemaker!

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April Healing Mass
Later Event: May 4
2018 Annual Peace Banquet