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Visiting Artist

Art and beauty provide us with powerful reminders of God’s abiding and loving presence in the world. They also point us to Christian Humanism, which lies at the very heart of Salesian Spirituality. This series aims at educating, illuminating, and inspiring all those on the DeSales campus and the surrounding community with new insights into the Salesian heart and spirit, including: unity in our diversity; love and care for creation, and our connectedness to the cosmic heart of Christ. ​ Join our artist-in-residence, Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, as we journey through the world of art, culture, beauty, and color. All events are FREE and open to the public! Some events require online registration.

Scheduled Events for Visiting Artist

  • Visiting Artist Events

    Join our visiting artist, Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, for any/all of these events.
    ** Some require online registration due to space limitations but ALL events are free and open to the public.


    2019-20 events

    • DOROTHY DAY MURAL - Wednesday - Friday, August 14-16, 2019 - painting with DSU students in the Dorothy Day Student Union. Come and watch!
    • SALESIAN RETREAT - Saturday, October 19 from 10 am -2 pm: Retreat in the Gambet Center Auditorium featuring Bro. Mickey McGrath and Damian Costello who will speak about Lakota Indian Spirituality. Lunch is included. Registration is required
    • TBA - Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 pm
    • SALESIAN FEAST WEEK RETREAT - Saturday, January 25 from 10 am – 2 pm: Feast Week celebrating our patron saint, Francis de Sales 
    • MADONNA'S OF COLOR - Wednesday, February 5 at 7 pm: 
    • WEBINAR - Tuesday, March 17 at 1 pm in the One Touch Studio. National Association of Liturgical Designers 
    • TBA - Wednesday, April 1 at 7 pm – event (Trexler Room)
    • SALESIAN RETREAT - Saturday, May 2 from 10 am – 2 pm 

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    All events are free and open to the public.


    previous events

    • SALESIAN RETREAT II  - Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10 am - 2 pm
      DeSales University Center - Lunch will be provided. Registration is required
    • SALESIAN PEACE - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7 pm
      DeSales University Center
    • ANNECY ART - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7 pm
      DeSales University Center
    • DSUNIDIVERSITY - Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7 pm
      DeSales University Center
    • SALESIAN RETREAT - Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10 am - 3 pm
      Gambet Center Auditorium ... lunch provided!
    • WHO WAS DOROTHY DAY - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7 pm
      DeSales University Center
    • SILVER SAINTS - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10 am - 12 pm
      DeSales University Center