See this online text:

  • “The Sacred Is Still Beautiful: The Liturgical and Theological Aesthetics of Pope Benedict XVI”, by Roland Millare, Logos, vol. 16, no. 1 (Winter 2013), pp. 104-128. May be read online and downloaded in pdf format at

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Posted on Holy Monday, 2019; on the anniversary of Lateran Council of AD 769; in observance of the Universal Day of Culture and of World Art Day; and in advance of the birthday of Pope Benedict XVI. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

[S]ome artistic expressions are real highways to God, the supreme Beauty; indeed, they help us to grow in our relationship with him, in prayer. These are works that were born from faith and express faith.” (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 31 August 2011)

“[R]eligious iconography should be directed to sacramental mystagogy… Everything related to the Eucharist should be marked by beauty.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, no. 41)