Paintings by James Hasse, SJ

An exhibition of paintings by James Hasse, SJ opened last weekend at the St. Louis University Museum of Art. Fr. Hasse’s work reflects biblical themes and the African-American experience. Some of his work can be viewed in a slideshow from the exhibition and also online here at the University of Dayton. Fr. Hasse says, “I believe that we are all God’s Work of Art, the Body of Christ, living Gospel, walking, singing, dancing Sacraments. My […]

Ignatius Loyola: Saint at a Desk

After battle, vision, journey, and study experiences Ignatius did God’s will in a heroic challenge: He spent years doing administration duties. Writing the Spiritual Exercises Writing the Constitutions Lobbying to get them approved Organizing multiple ministries Constantly writing letters of encouragement Correction, advice to world-scattered  Jesuits And all the time united in prayer Finding God in all this Becoming a saint at a desk! Text by James Hasse, SJ

The Art of James Hasse, SJ

James Hasse, SJ, is an artist who has ministered in African-American parishes for more than 40 years. He says, “When I do my art I am surrounded by beautiful faces and souls. Friends, neighbors, and parishioners are both my inspiration and models. I believe that we are all God’s Work of Art, the Body of Christ, living Gospel, walking, singing, dancing Sacraments. My paintings are an attempt to give visual expression to these realities. Scripture […]