Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Baltimore invites you to:

“Christ at the Kitchen Door”

An Evening of Art & Stories

with Bro. Mickey McGrath

Friday, June 7

5:30pm — 8:00pm

@ Loyola Blakefield Jesuit High School

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and drinks @ 5:30pm.

Registration required. Donations requested and appreciated.

Join Artist and Story-Teller  BROTHER MICKEY MC GRATH for an evening of Colorful Art and Stories. 
From the Gospel accounts of Holy Suppers to our present times, we will see what it means to not only take and eat the Body of Christ  but to share it and be it as well. 
The words and tales of great saints and wisdom figures— from the Supper at Emmaus to Dorothy Day and St. John XXIII, with some St. Ignatius in between— will inspire us to see the presence of God everywhere and in everyone, even your kitchen door! 

Brother Mickey McGrath is an artist, author, story-teller, and retreat director who currently lives and works in Camden, NJ. A native of Philadelphia, Brother Mickey has been a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales for forty-seven years. After receiving his MFA in Painting from the American University in Washington, DC, he worked as a professor of art at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. Since 1994, he has been pursuing his ministry of art full time. He has published more than twenty award-winning books has just been received a First Place Award from the Association of Catholic Publishers and a Second Place Award from the Catholic Media Association for his latest book, MADONNAS OF COLOR. He travels to conferences and retreat centers throughout the United States and Canada in order to share his firm belief that beauty will indeed heal and save our broken world.
For the past thirty-three years, Bro. Mickey has taught and worked at the Grunewald Guild, an interfaith art community devoted to the intersections of art and religious faith in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. In recent years, he has offered webinars and taught Graduate Spirituality summer classes at Boston College and the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Over the last ten years, Bro. Mickey has had solo exhibits of his work at St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore; Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia; the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention center; Villanova University; Cabrini University in Radnor, PA; the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC; and the Catholic Information Center of Grand Rapids.
Lately, he has been engaged in traveling to Universities and other institutions to do murals. Students, teachers, and office workers alike all stop by, pick up a paint brush, and contribute to the completion of the picture. As the image comes to life, the painters create a special kind of community, and Brother Mickey leaves behind a thing of beauty. His latest mural was just completed at Notre Dame University. Pope Francis has said that artists are apostles of beauty- and Bro. Mickey takes this ministerial role seriously. Art, one of the great gifts of the Holy Spirit, brings us joy and hope in these very broken and disturbing times in history. His faith and philosophy can be wrapped up in this quote from the Patron of his religious community:
‘We pray best before beauty.”
St. Francis de Sales
For more information go to: https://www.bromickeymcgrath.com/


5:30p— Hors d’oeuvres  &  Drinks
6:00p— Welcome  &  Awards
6:30p— ART & STORIES with Bro. Mickey
8:00p— Closing Prayer


@ Loyola Blakefield Jesuit High School
500 Chestnut Ave, Towson Maryland 21204


For driving directions, see the school’s website:



From Chestnut Avenue, turn left into the parking lot next to the tennis courts.(Courts are under construction.)
Take the handicap accessible pathway to Wheeler Hall.


Registration required. Donations requested and appreciated!