Spiritual Content
Our program is based on the three core statements about sacred art in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Catechism of the Catholic Church

2502 Sacred art is true and beautiful when its form corresponds to its particular vocation: evoking and glorifying, in faith and adoration, the transcendent mystery of God - the surpassing invisible beauty of truth and love visible in Christ, who "reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature," in whom "the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily." This spiritual beauty of God is reflected in the most holy Virgin Mother of God, the angels, and saints. Genuine sacred art draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God, Creator and Savior, the Holy One and Sanctifier.

2503 For this reason bishops, personally or through delegates, should see to the promotion of sacred art, old and new, in all its forms and, with the same religious care, remove from the liturgy and from places of worship everything which is not in conformity with the truth of faith and the authentic beauty of sacred art.

2513 The fine arts, but above all sacred art, "of their nature are directed toward expressing in some way the infinite beauty of God in works made by human hands. Their dedication to the increase of God's praise and of his glory is more complete, the more exclusively they are devoted to turning men's minds devoutly toward God" (SC 122).

Spiritual Content
Due to the sacred nature of the art that we teach, it is our belief that, if we are to be consistent with our mission, an important part of our program should be a daily plan of liturgical and devotional prayer. “Genuine sacred art,” which, in the words of the Catechism, 'draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God', can only spring from minds and hearts that are truly centered on God.

Dony Mac Manus Studios
Sacred Art School
Via degli Artisti 6, 50132 Firenze, Italy
Email: donymacmanus@gmail.com
Landline:(00 39) 055 0516 846
Mobile: (0039) 333 4134 552