Learning through Art: Logo of the Catechism

Authored by Dr. Caroline Farey in Issue #33.3 of The Sower

A beautiful way of learning the faith is through images as well as words. This is what the Church calls - and recent popes have re-called - the via pulchritudina, ‘the way of beauty’, beauty as an attractive and attracting pathway to faith. Nothing is more beautiful in the world than the faith of the Church.

Christ the Beautiful Way

Christ is both the Image of God and the Word of God incarnate. He is our faith. He, therefore, is in himself the way of beauty and the way of catechesis. The logo of the Catechism, in a few simple lines, provides us with an extraordinary summary of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and at the same time a summary of the Catechism. The logo illustrates superbly what an image can do. Above all, an image can unite, in a single harmonious whole, a range of interconnected truths that would take a great many words to explain. An image can portray, in colour and line, the unity and beauty of truth and the beauty of the unity of truth.

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