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Art at new Diocesan Museum exhibit lifts hearts, faith; student winners featured

Sixth-grader Drew Lauritsen of St. Mary School in Pontiac captures an image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, from "Lift Up Your Hearts: Sacredness, Art, Beauty," the new exhibit at the Diocesan Museum. The icon was made in 1942 by Wilbur H. Burnham of Boston for the private chapel of former Peoria Bishop Joseph H. Schlarman. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The beauty seen and expressed in a new exhibit at the Diocesan Museum is enough to give anyone a faith lift. “Lift Up Your Hearts: Sacredness, Art, Beauty” is the theme of a display that opened in March and will continue through December. The Diocesan Museum is located in the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria […]

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10th anniversary exhibit at diocesan museum reveals ‘Secrets of the Archives’

“Secrets of the Archives: Trinkets and Treasures from the Basement” is a newly opened exhibit at the Museums of the Diocese of Peoria, which is observing its 10th anniversary at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Clean out the basement of a home you’ve lived in for a while and you’ll find as many memories as objects. For an exhibit to mark the 10th anniversary of the Museums of the Diocese of Peoria, planners poked through the diocesan archives in the basement of the Spalding Pastoral Center and found memories — […]

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