Hello - my name is Mary and I will be writing a weekly post on the subject of the sacred arts here at Ars Orandi. My education and training is in art history and I have a personal interest in traditional Catholicism, particularly in relation to the Latin Mass*. These two interests will be woven together in the weeks to come, and perhaps other topics will arise, too!
I hope that you will enjoy reading my posts as much as I will enjoy writing them. In my academic work I have not had the opportunity to incorporate traditional Catholicism with art history and therefore I am excited to do so here at Ars Orandi. These posts will–Deo volente–be a means to develop my thoughts on Catholicism and to share my knowledge of the arts — something that I hope you will find interesting and entertaining.
I look forward to ‘looking’ at the visual arts in this beautiful way with you.
*Nota bene: for consistency in the future I will use the term Latin Mass, however I am aware the Mass is also referred to as the Traditional Latin Mass, Extraordinary Form, etc.
Juan Carreño de Miranda, Mass of St. John of Matha, 1666