Tag: Johan van Parys

Older liturgical textiles link to Church history, but present storage challenges

Older liturgical textiles link to Church history, but present storage challenges

| Susan Klemond | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Little is often known about the antique vestments and other liturgical textiles stored, sometimes forgotten, in the attics and basements of Catholic parishes and homes, but they are signs of another era experts say deserve respect for both faith and historical reasons.

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Notre Dame Cathedral fire a reminder of need for sacred spaces

Notre Dame Cathedral fire a reminder of need for sacred spaces

| April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Johan van Parys, director of liturgy and the sacred arts at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, realized tears were running down his cheeks as he watched televised coverage of Notre Dame Cathedral burning in Paris.

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Créches from around the world

Créches from around the world

| December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit in the Basilica of St. Mary’s Pope John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall features créches from around the world. Below is a short tour of just 8 of the many crèches in the exhibit with as much information as is known about each provided by Johan van Parys, director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts at the Basilica.

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