Calling all artists: Invitation to be creative for Vocations to the Priesthood

10 Oct 2023

Are you a person of faith, with a creative gift in art, and would like to encourage vocations to the diocesan priesthood?
Perhaps you have already created, or are willing to evoke, the beauty of a vocational calling through paint, sculpture, print, poetry and/or photography.  If so, you are invited to apply with your name, an image of your artwork or exhibit, by email to [email protected].  An exhibition called ‘Art for Vocations’ will be held at Portlaoise Parish Centre from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on 18 October, the Feast day of Saint Luke, Patron of Artists.

On the day, artist Eoin Madigan will give a talk on Finding God in Paint.  Mr Madigan said, “visual art has the ability to communicate without words.  It can inspire us, touch our emotions, reveal truths and challenge us in so many ways.  What better medium than to explore our encounters with God?  These are very special encounters that, without words, open our hearts and draw us into an awareness of God’s presence”

This initiative has been undertaken by the National Vocations Office of the Bishops’ Conference, as part of the ‘Year for Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood, 2023 – 2024’.