|Fr. Jason Smith leads a meditation using “The Denial of St Peter” by Caravaggio.|
On April 12, 2014, Fr. Jason Smith LC gave a
guided tour to a group of 50 people in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He led
spiritual reflections on five paintings of the permanent collection of the
museum. The goal of the tour was to evangelize through
art and also to offer a deep spiritual preparation for
Holy Week. The tour was organized by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Young Adults group.
This is not the first time such as event
has taken place in the MET, since other Legionary priests
and Regnum Christi members have led similar activities there.
Museum of Art in New York City is the largest
art museum in the United States, and among the ten largest
in the world, with one of the most significant art
collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works,
divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, located on
the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan´s Museum Mile,
is by area one of the world´s largest art galleries.
|Fr. Jason talks about the painting “Joan of Arc”, 1879, by Jules Bastien-Lepage.|
of masterpieces that were the topics of Fr. Jason’s tour were: “Pilate Washing His
Hands”, 1663, by Mattia Preti; “Joan of Arc”, 1879, by
Jules Bastien-Lepage; and “The Denial of Saint Peter”, by Caravaggio.
|Fr. Jason reflects on the painting “Pilate Washing His Hands”, 1663, by Mattia Preti.|
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