Jem Sullivan

Jem Sullivan, Ph.D., Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, contributes essays on art to Magnificat.

Articles by Jem Sullivan

Tota Pulchra Es

An old Catholic prayer dating to the fourth century extols the incomparable beauty of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the words Tota Pulchra Es, meaning “You are completely beautiful.”

A Case of Mistaken Loves

In a recent papal address delivered at the Vatican Museums, Pope Benedict XVI offered these thoughts on Christian art and architecture.