St. Francis School Paints Sistine Chapel

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

November 12, 2017

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Hannah Johnecheck shares on a fun, yet memorable art lesson at St. Francis School, Yuma, AZ involving painting their own Sistine Chapel.

Recently,  Pope Francis came to the second grade and asked them to paint the Sistine Chapel, just like Pope Julius II commissioned Michaelangelo. The students all painted upside down like Michaelangelo. One little sister watched her big brother.

Here are some reactions from the students:

“I am creating the ceiling.”

“How do we go upside down.”

“I am making God making the world.””

It was a powerful moment for all of us. A moment that everything seemed to hold still, because you could feel God’s presence deeply.

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