Finding grace for a tortured artist

Thank you so much for publishing the marvelous article by Elizabeth Lev about Henri Matisse and the rosary chapel in Vence, entitled “An atheist’s chapel in France.”

As always, Lev has such a beautiful way with words when it comes to describing anything to do with art and art history. The story itself conveys such a profound sense of hope — the reader can’t help but desire, and hope for, the salvation of this wayward artist, Matisse, to whom God gave a great creative talent, a heavy cross, and a unique opportunity for redemption — and who poured his heart and soul and waning strength into the creation of this sacred space.

Marilyn Boussaid, St. James Church, Redondo Beach

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