A lay Catholic initiative that promotes the Good, the True and the Beautiful in our region through the arts and culture

The arts have the power to unify, transform, touch hearts and break divisions while they entertain and educate. What they present and the story they choose to tell forms and influences hearts, minds and souls. The Angelico Project will speak to the dignity of the human person and enrich our community through what is Good, True and Beautiful.

The Angelico Project is lighting a beacon of hope.

2019-2020 Angelico Season

MASS FOR ARTISTS, Thursday, September 12th, 7-9pm, St Peter in Chains 325 West 8th St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 .  Mass and Blessing for Artists and Reception to follow.  Please join us for the inaugural gathering of the Angelico Catholic Arts Guild – an outreach of the Angelico Project.   

THE POWER OF SACRED MUSIC,  Monday, September 16th, 7pm, Mother of God Parish, Covington, KY.  Experience the transcendent music of one of history’s most influential FEMALE composers–Hildegard Of Bingen–all while taking in the architecture of one of Kentucky’s most magnificent churches. Angelico is collaborating with the Diocese of Covington Young Adult Ministry for this event.
This is a Free Event

The Divine Plan – Film Preview and Discussion with filmmaker Rob Orlando, Friday, October 4th, 7pm, at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  A documentary about John Paul II and Ronald Reagan and the fall of Communism.  The film reveals one of the least-known stories of the twentieth century. An unlikely pair, a president and a pope, who combine deep faith with political acumen and high-octane star power, and a plot that involves two assassination attempts, KGB scheming, CIA intrigue, and the final act to topple the Soviet Empire.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.

MASTERPIECES Film Screening, a “Small Bites, Big Ideas” Guild Event with Filmmaker Cristian Murphy, Thursday, October 24th, 7-10pm, St Peter in Chains, Synod Room.  Film showcases 5 distinct artists in “portrait film mode”. Each artist shares his/her vocational story and allows the viewer to connect this to their own story. 

MASTERPIECES Film Screening and Discussion for Young Adults, with Filmmaker Cristian Murphy, Friday, October 25th, 7-10pm, location TBD.  See description above.  

CATHOLIC LIFE IN POP CULTURE WEEKEND – November 15th and 16th

Leah Libresco Sargeant and Alexi Sargeant
Word on Fire Institute Fellow, Leah Libresco Sargeant and her husband Alexi Sargeant, Catholic tabletop game designer present:

FRIDAY, November 15th:
Talking Pop Culture with Leah and Alexi:

 “Heroism and Authority in the Marvel Cinematic Universe”
 (joint talk by Leah and Alexi)
What do the blockbuster films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have to say about power and responsibility, and how is it best for us to view them (and talk about them!) as Catholics?
 Gaming While Catholic 
(talk by Alexi)
Drawing on his experience running and designing storytelling and tabletop games as a Catholic, Alexi addresses how playing the right games can help us tell truer, more Christian stories.
 
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, November 16th:
 Autumn Triduum Game Day”
Alexi will run a live actual play demo of his in-development roleplaying game about religious sisters confronting the forces of evil, Autumn Triduum. Join us to watch as Alexi and a panel of roleplaying gamers including Leah work together to weave an original story about darkness, sisterhood, and faith. (1pm to 5pm)
 
 SATURDAY EVENING, November 16th:
 “Building the Benedict Option” (talk by Leah) 
 Leah gives a talk and workshop on her latest book, a practical guide to building thicker Christian community, even on a short timescale. Guests will leave with ideas for what they can do in the coming weeks or even days to gather two or three together in Christ’s name.

“Tangled, the movie – with Catholic Analysis” presented by Joan Ratajczak, Friday, January 10th, 7pm, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.   The movie, Tangled, about the familiar fairy tale of Rapunzel, is actually an allegorical story of the Christian life. Whether it was intentional by the scriptwriters or not, this enjoyable film is loaded with symbolism to be discovered and discussed. Come to hear an overview of Christian symbolism in fairy tales, see the movie, and share insights on the timeless truths of our faith featured in this fine film.

Dominican Retreat on Beauty, in collaboration with the Aquinas Society, Saturday, February 15th, St Gertrude Church, Madeira, OH.  Morning retreat, including Mass, with two Dominican friars with expertise in the arts, followed by an Arts Guild workshop in the afternoon.  More details coming soon.

“MORE THAN DRUMS – the Exciting World of Percussion!”, An Evening with CSO’s Dave Fishlock, Spring 2020.  David Fishlock, principal percussionist with the CSO, presents a performance featuring the variety of instruments in the world of percussion.  Dave’s engaging style is a real treat, so get ready for a delightful and energetic show!  Dave may have a few extra surprises up his sleeve – a unique opportunity, specially created The Angelico Project audience! 

 Juried Art Competition and Show”, Spring 2020.  Brought to you by the Angelico Catholic Art Guild

“Theatrical Events for 2019-2020 are in progress.  

Experience, Learn and Connect through Beauty with The Angelico Project!
Additional 2019-2020 Season details published soon.

Our Vision for The Angelico Project
is big and bold -
to build a Catholic Cultural Center.

angelico project catholic cultural center

“The Angelico Center”

...an opportunity to leave a legacy for the Catholic community
in the Greater Cincinnati region for generations to come!

If this vision speaks to you, contact us at info@angelicoproject.org. We look forward to sharing with you the opportunity to endow your community with this bold and innovative project.

Why The Angelico Project?

“Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see, and it reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God.” 

– Pope Benedict XVI

Please join me in praying for the success of this important endeavor, supporting its work, informing others about it, and enjoying the cultural fruits it will yield.”
Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati
How do we evangelize a culture so closed off to objective truth and morality? Through beauty - which provides a powerful and personal experience of the transcendent. It's time for the Church to become the great patron of the arts once again. It's time for the Angelico Project."
Brad Torline
The Angelico Project - Board member
We are living in a time in which many people are opposed to a traditional presentation of the Gospel and truths of the faith, and yet the Good, the True and the Beautiful in the arts transcends all barriers, touching hearts, opening minds and transforming the soul.”
Loraine Muldoon
The Angelico Project - Board Member

Inspired by the Holy Spirit our mission is evangelizing souls and transforming culture by promoting the Good, the True and the Beautiful in our region.

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The Angelico Project
30 Deerhill Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45218

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