Katherine House FCJ Salford

A Christian Conference and Retreat Centre

The Art of the Sacred under threat:

persecution, destruction, resurrection

Saturday, 9 March 2019 10:30 – 3:30


A study day looking at the power of certain sacred images to survive periods of crisis, persecution and destruction throughout the centuries. Exploring Icons of the Orthodox Church. 


Mary Beal is an art historian and previously a curator at the Government Art Collection in London. Her interest in the history of icons developed from an interest in the history of Russian film and in countries formerly part of the Soviet Union, where the Russian Orthodox Church plays a highly visible role.