CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (EWTN News/CNA) — Artistic beauty can lead the human heart to God, said Pope Benedict XVI at his Aug. 31 general audience.
“Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see, and it reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God,” the Pope said to more than 5,000 pilgrims at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, 15 miles south of Rome.
“Dear friends, I invite you to be open to beauty and to allow it to move you to prayer and praise of the Lord.”
The Pope explained how this “path of beauty” can be “an open door on the infinite” and is something experienced by all people, not merely by those who regard themselves as cultured.
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