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Vanessa Williams with Fr. Matt Malone, S.J.

Livestream NY

Join America Media for a powerful conversation on how Catholics can fight racism with Sheen Center board members America editor-in-chief Fr. Matt Malone, SJ and actor, singer, dancer, author Vanessa Williams.

Inna Faliks

YouTube NY

Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks

“I Can’t Breathe” by Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS

Sheen Center Virtual Gallery NY

“I Can't Breathe” by Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS. See image below Brother Mickey writes, “Like everyone else around the country - and the world - I was shocked and horrified to watch over and over again the hideous murder of George Floyd. As always when I encounter or experience something which cuts into my heart ... Read more

Black Stories Matter with Judy Tate

Livestream NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAnZYI9OsE&live=1 A conversation with Judy Tate about the power of using personal narratives to illuminate moments of historical significance. Judy is the Co-Founder & Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project.  In case you missed American Slavery Project’s “Black Women and the Ballot” event featuring Phylicia Rashad, you can view it here through June 30th. ... Read more

Joe Melendrez – “Sacred”

YouTube NY

https://youtu.be/kEk6tIdJjWU Joe Melendrez is one of America’s most exciting and dynamic Catholic performers, a natural MC. Joe decided to dedicate his life to sharing the Good News at age 15. Now a husband and father, his ministry includes four major Catholic hip-hop albums, a faith-based clothing line, as well as speaking and leading retreats for ... Read more

Robert Aitchison & Arte Fogata

Sheen Center Virtual Gallery NY

Started by Brooklyn-based artist Robert Aitchison, Arte Fogata’s visual arts workshops engage children living in at-risk and disadvantaged circumstances in and around La Paz, Bolivia. Aitchison says, "Arte Fogata (loosely translated ‘Art Bonfire’ in Spanish) is a visual arts workshop I started in summer 2015 after several trips to Bolivia to exhibit my paintings in ... Read more

What’s Next For America?

Livestream NY

https://youtu.be/3xLfshaHeB8 Anger. Incivility. Scandal. Confusion. Despair. AND THEN CAME Coronavirus! Closed Churches. Protests. Civil Unrest. Where does it lead? How can we help? Can we help? As the United States marks its annual Independence Day, can we, as concerned citizens, as religious believers, as people of goodwill -- whomever we are – play a role ... Read more

Delphine Bardin

YouTube NY

https://youtu.be/8eS6BL9Zk0oDelphine Bardin is an accomplished French classical pianist who has won many prizes, including the International Pro Musicis Prize in 2009. Besides her performing career, Bardin is passionate about making music for sick and disadvantaged children. She will be performing eight pieces from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young, Op. 68, written for the composer's three ... Read more

Ajamu Kojo

Sheen Center Virtual Gallery NY

For today’s Contemplative Tuesday in our Faith, Hope & Love series, we present Ajamu Kojo’s painting BLACK BLOOD NO. 1: In the Spirit of John, Loula & Joanna Williams Family, Entrepreneurs. See image below Little Rock native and Brooklyn-based artist Ajamu Kojo's powerful work has been seen in two different shows at The Sheen Center. ... Read more

Gospel From Generation to Generation

NY

Legendary radio personality, producer and writer Vy Higginsen, Executive Director of the Emmy Award-winning Mama Foundation for the Arts and her daughter, Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson Creative & Program Director, discuss their theater and music initiatives, the Mama Foundation, and the history and impact of gospel music.

Edwin Fawcett

NY

A UK-based contemporary Catholic soul and gospel composer and performer, Edwin Fawcett performs “Stronghold” with the Hearts Ablaze choir of St. Antony’s Church in East London.

Witness Theater

NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV2KsmCSszk PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Join us for a look behind the scenes of Witness Theater, a unique intergenerational drama therapy program that connects a small group of teenagers with survivors of the Holocaust. Together they explore issues of discrimination, war, loss, trauma, and the power of human resilience. The program culminates in a live performance ... Read more

Diane Monroe

NY

Diane Monroe performs “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.”

Christopher Alles

NY

Christopher Alles The Pietà See work in progress images below "I have often wondered why the Pieta is such a powerful and moving image. The simplicity of the subject matter seems to carry with it the weight of all of humanity. Since the Middle Ages, the depiction of Mary holding her dead son Jesus after ... Read more

Connor Flanagan

NY

Connor Flanagan is a hip-hop artist who is passionate about encouraging others to step into God’s dream for their life. In a world where people are crippled by fear, scared of the unknown, and longing for purpose, Connor desires his career to serve as a witness of what can happen when you don’t settle for what ... Read more

Convicted By Mercy

NY

Can a man turn his life around, from an addict in the streets – and jail – to a living saint? By God’s grace he can! That’s the story of the late Frank Simmonds, which his widow, poet Rita A. Simmonds tells in Convicted by Mercy: The Journey of Frank Simmonds from the Streets to Sanctity.

Erin McAtee

NY

For today’s Contemplative Tuesday in our Faith, Hope & Love series, we feature the work of Erin McAtee.See images belowErin McAtee, former Sheen Center artist-in-residence, seeks to facilitate, through various mediums of art and beauty, encounters with Christ in the poorest of the poor: Both to bring Christ to the poor, and meet Christ in ... Read more

Anne Smith

NY

GABRIEL Quilt by Anne Smith See image below The inspiration behind the Gabriel quilt is from a thought: what does angel Gabriel do on his days off? I imagined him wearing sneakers and being very active in the world. All angels are active, especially our guardian angels, who are very much with us, guiding and ... Read more

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