Join Us Friday, September 22, for a

Presentation by
Bill Donaghy:

Mary and the Way of Beauty:
A Reflection on the Virgin Mary in Art

Hors D’oeuvres, Beer, and Wine (21+ with ID) 

 

Following the presentation, hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Museum and reflect in prayer in the Art Museum Chapel. There will be a selection of Gift Shop items available for purchase at the event.

The cost is $15 per participant and includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. (21+ with ID)
Call 215-848-1010 for tickets.

Important Note: Tickets will not be issued for this event — the PURCHASER’s name will be held on a list at the door. If you purchase tickets for a guest, be sure your guest knows that it will be the purchaser’s name on the list.

 

Location: The Miraculous Medal Art Museum, 475 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
(Across the street from the Shrine)

 

 

 

More Details…

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal looks forward to hosting internationally known speaker Bill Donaghy for a talk: “Mary and the Way of Beauty: A Reflection on the Virgin Mary in Art” on September 22 at 7pm in the Miraculous Medal Art Museum. Bill is a speaker and Instructor for the Theology of the Body Institute and holds degrees in Visual Arts, Philosophy, and Systematic Theology, which will ensure a thorough, in-depth look at this topic.

Tickets are available for $15 at 215-848-1010. RSVP by September 15. The Museum is located across the street from the Shrine at 475 E. Chelten Ave. Philadelphia, PA.

Pope Francis wrote in The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium that “Every form of catechesis would do well to attend to the ‘way of beauty’… ” (Evangelii Gaudium, 167). In this presentation, Bill will walk attendees through this “way of beauty,” revealing the necessity of cultivating a contemplative gaze on creation and revelation through sacred art, and a guided meditation on the Holy Virgin, icon and masterpiece of all of God’s creation.

Bill will reference Evangelii Gaudium in his talk while also incorporating some of the more than 400 beautiful pieces of Marian art in the Miraculous Medal Art Museum. Following Bill’s presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Museum, purchase a selection of Gift Shop items, and reflect in prayer in the Art Museum chapel. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served.

Bill is well known throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and was endorsed by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia.

“I’m a great admirer of Bill Donaghy’s work for two reasons: his fidelity as a Catholic, and his exceptional talents as a speaker and teacher,” noted Archbishop Chaput.

In addition to speaking, Bill is an instructor for the Theology of the Body Institute Certification Program and is a Certified Speaker and National Trainer for Ascension Press, specializing in Theology of the Body. Bill holds an Associate’s degree in Visual Arts, a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, and a Master’s in Systematic Theology.

Register Today!

The cost is $15 per participant and includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. (21+ with ID)
Call 215-848-1010.