Art consists in making the supernatural hidden in the natural appear.
Prayer is the perfect art of communication with God. It leads to love that consoles, to knowledge that enlightens and to the union that saves.
It is the verb that diversifies the primary substance, and it is silence that unifies it again. Thus, art that gives form to matter is a noble function of man because it brings him closer to his creator.
To make visible the divine unity hidden beneath the diversity of the world is the work of nature. To incorporate the highest spirit into the basest body and bring them to absolute perfection is the work of art .
Inspiration without action is powerless, and action without inspiration is blind. The two together make the perfection of the human work. Art without nature is impotent, and nature without art is blind. The two united make the perfection of the divine work.
The arts of men may well distract us and console us here below. Only the ART of God can deliver us from the putrefying infamy of deadly sin.
One needs the gift of genius to practice the fine arts in this world. And one has to have an angelic gift to pray and praise the Lord of heaven and earth. But one has to have a divine gift to practice the great ART of the Almighty here below.
There is only one true ART , that which manifests the free spirit, which is the light of the Universe. There is only one true science, that which fixes this divine light in the repose of God.
The Message rediscovered, Louis Cattiaux