The exhibit Church, Community, Creativity: Testimony of Courage and Hope through the Prism of Latin American Women opens on Sunday, April 12 between 1 and 3:30pm at the Haehn Museum, Art and Heritage Place at St. Benedict’s Monastery.
The exhibition highlights the work carried out by the Benedictine Sisters in the favelas of Brazil and shantytowns of Chile from the 1960s to the present through text, photos, and artifacts. It traces the emergence of Liberation Theology and focuses primarily on the experiences of women and children. Also included in the exhibit is a project initiated in 2006 by Dr. Rebecca Berru Davis, Collegeville Institute Resident Scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow at St. John’s School of Theology. It features finely stitched fabric pictures created by Peruvian women from the pueblos jovenes located on the outskirts of Lima which depict the women’s memories, the realities of their lives, as well as images of their hopes and dreams.