The Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech said that sacred art strengthens one’s faith.
Bishop Grech addressed those gathered at the inauguration of Sub Tuum Praesidium – an art exhibition by the Diocese of Gozo to mark the Marian year as well as commemorate 400 years since the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu painting by Amadeo Perugino.
Grech explained that apart from the collection of Marian art, the exhibition offered one with the opportunity to appreciate the faith of one’s ancestors.
In comments given to Newsbook.com.mt, the Bishop of Gozo said he was hopeful that such initiatives would strengthen faith. Mgr Grech reminded that this was one of the various initiatives for the Marian year.
Newsbook.com.mt spoke to Editor Joseph Borg who was in charge of the publication, who explained that the exhibition was divided into four theological themes spread over four storeys. The exhibition includes paintings, artistic and historic work, all gathered for the exhibition from various entities, including ecclesiastical and private collections.
A limited edition of the Ħaġar Gems was also published for the occasion and one may grab a copy from the museum’s front desk.
The exhibition which is free of charge is open daily until 14 February. The opening hours are 9.00 am until 5.00pm.