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CMA’s Pieta Gift

“THE GIFT”
CMA Members Gift for Lent 2017
“Michelangelo’s Saint Peter’s Pietà”
Pieta Legacy Gift Mission – Sacred Art isEvangelization

Easter 2017

In celebration of the Lent season, we have joined with Arte Divine in support of the “Pieta Legacy Gift Mission”; the Donation of 100 “Michelangelo’s St Peter’s “Pietà” to Catholic Cathedrals, Churches, hospitals and academic settings, to all 50 states and 50 locations around the world, to serve in the journey of conversion over the 40 days of Lent and witness to the generations that follow.

The entire CMA Membership is called upon to PARTICIPATE IN OUR FIRST PIETA MISSION DONATION by asking each member to donate $300 to underwrite the purchase of the monumental “Michelangelo’s Saint Peter’s Pietà” sculpture. The CMA will then Donate OUR Pieta to “The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, Baltimore Maryland, the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States.(*) Our donated Pieta will provide witness to the more than 100,000 people who visit the Basilica every year.

Your $300 contribution to Our Pieta Donation will evangelize the hearts and souls of the faithful in Baltimore and pilgrims to the state for generations to come and launches our CMA participation in the 50 state Pieta Legacy Gift Mission placements in each state in 2017.

-Read: “Pieta Legacy Gift Mission” & See ArteDivine’s generous “Thank You Gifts” to CMA Members below.

 

DONATE $300 NOW TO “CMA’s PIETA GIFT FOR LENT 2017
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Your $300 donation is 100% tax deductible

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Sacred art evangelizes hearts and during the season of Lent, we are called to conversion, to open our hearts widely and to deepen our connection with Christ. “Sacred art attracts, and it attracts 100 times more when it can be explained or ‘read’ for oneself,” Catechism describes sacred art as “a witness to truth” that shapes a Catholic Christian culture of “truth and honesty.” Benedict XVI said “beauty will be a primary way for the New Evangelization of the third millennium.” Indeed, the aim of sacred art is to illustrate and illuminate the Catholic Faith and for many sacred art acts as a primary point of access to the mysteries of the Faith.

ArteDivine’s “Thank You Gifts” to CMA members!

ArteDivine, as a “Thank You” to the CMA membership for supporting the “Pieta Legacy Gift Mission” , will randomly select, from the entire CMA membership, three (3) CMA member’s names to receive one of the following Gifts and or Privileges. Once the CMA’s Pieta Donation Drive has accumulated the needed membership donations and purchased a Pieta from Arte Divine SA.

Benefits and Privileges

1st name selected:

  • Will receive an Invitation to Attend a Private Papal Mass Inside the Vatican <within 12 months following donation>
  • Will also receive a GIFT of $5000 USD toward your cost for air travel and hotel accommodation to Vatican City / Rome
  • Will be Knighted in The Order of St. Martin from the Mount of Beatitudes by Prince Lorenzo de Medici; Order General Prior, Grand Order of St. Martin of Beatitudes’ at the Church of San Silvestro Al Quirinale Rome, Italy
  • Will also receive a GIFT of the “Blessed Virgin Mary” bust, in cast-marble from the Pietà; life-size casting (1 to 1) from the same master-mold of the Pieta exclusively by ArteDivine <current value 25,000 USD>
  • Will receive a GIFT of a Special Patron of the Vatican Museums membership; with complimentary private entrance & tour of the Vatican Museums without waiting in line, with a hand-selected official guide, plus many additional benefits
  • Will also receive Special tour of the Pontifical Palace of Castel Gandolfo and Vatican Observatory with an official VO guide, Rome, Italy
  • Will be the “Honoree” at the CMA Pieta Legacy Gift Donation Installation / Unveiling / Blessing Celebration Event in Baltimore, MD, with high-ranking members of the Church, Catholic luminaries, with local, state and or national + Catholic news coverage
  • The Pieta Dedication plaque, honoring this member’s name and or their family’s name or company name, mounted on Pieta marble pedestal (small stainless steel plaque) & wall mount (larger stainless steel plaque, ) with the CMA Seal, ArteDivine Seal, Vatican’s VOF Seal at the bottom of the plaque.

2nd name selected:

  • 2nd name selected will receive a gift of the “Blessed Virgin Mary” bust, in cast-marble from the Pietà; life-size casting (1 to 1) from the same master-mold of the Pieta exclusively by ArteDivine <current value 25,000 USD>

3rd name selected:

  • 3rd name selected will receive a gift of the “Blessed Virgin Mary” bust, in cast-marble from the Pietà; life size casting (1 to 1) from the same master-mold of the Pieta exclusively by ArteDivine  <current value 25,000 USD>

DONATE $300 NOW TO THE “CMA’s PIETA GIFT FOR LENT 2017” ,
earmark your gift for: “Pieta Donation”
Your $300 donation is 100% tax deductible

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DEADLINE – APRIL 14th 2017 – GOOD FRIDAY

The three (3) CMA members gift recipients will be announced on April 17th 2017 by ArteDivine

“I bless the many benefactors and financial supporters of your “Mission” and I invite each Diocese to participate in this worthy purpose and collaborate with you in choosing a location for the placement of a Pietà in their Diocese to support the church’s mission in returning each of our hearts to knowing God.”…
– His Eminence Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Coordinator of the Council of Cardinals— March 8, 2016

CMA MISSION ENDORSEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Catholic Medical Association joins ArteDivine, His Eminence Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez,and the many honored international / national Clergy, who have endorsed and supported the “Pieta Legacy Gift Mission”; the Donation of 100 “Michelangelo’s St Peter’s “Pietà” to Catholic Cathedrals, Churches, hospitals and academic settings, by generous Catholic Benefactors / Donors. The CMA, via all state Guilds, is now taking a primary role in completing the Pieta Gift Mission here in the USA by committing to enroll and refer potential Catholic benefactors to purchase and donate a Mission Pieta within their state.

The CMA Guilds active participation in securing Pieta Benefactor(s) / Donor(s) in each state, for the fulfillment of the 50 state “Pieta Legacy Gift Mission”, is now OUR MISSION as well. ArteDivine’s Mission Directors will assist Guild leaders / members with their referred benefactors / donors with all the necessary Mission presentations materials and acquisition protocols for their benefactor’s donation of this most divinely inspired masterwork to a Catholic Cathedral, Church, hospital or academic settings in their state.

DONATE $300 NOW TO “CMA’s PIETA GIFT FOR LENT 2017”
earmark your gift for: “Pieta Donation”
Your $300 donation is 100% tax deductible

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“Genuine sacred art draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God, Creator and Savior, the Holy One and Sanctifier.”

2502: Sacred art is true and beautiful when its form corresponds to its particular vocation: evoking and glorifying, in faith and adoration, the transcendent mystery of God – the surpassing invisible beauty of truth and love visible in Christ, who “reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature,” in whom “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” This spiritual beauty of God is reflected in the most holy Virgin Mother of God, the angels, and saints. Genuine sacred art draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God, Creator and Savior, the Holy One and Sanctifier.

TRUTH, BEAUTY, AND SACRED ART
Catechism of the Catholic Church

2500 The practice of goodness is accompanied by spontaneous spiritual joy and moral beauty. Likewise, truth carries with it the joy and splendor of spiritual beauty. Truth is beautiful in itself. Truth in words, the rational expression of the knowledge of created and uncreated reality, is necessary to man, who is endowed with intellect. But truth can also find other complementary forms of human expression, above all when it is a matter of evoking what is beyond words: the depths of the human heart, the exaltations of the soul, the mystery of God. Even before revealing himself to man in words of truth, God reveals himself to him through the universal language of creation, the work of his Word, of his wisdom: the order and harmony of the cosmos-which both the child and the scientist discover-“from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator,” “for the author of beauty created them.”

2501 Created “in the image of God,” man also expresses the truth of his relationship with God the Creator by the beauty of his artistic works. Indeed, art is a distinctively human form of expression; beyond the search for the necessities of life which is common to all living creatures, art is a freely given superabundance of the human being’s inner riches. Arising from talent given by the Creator and from man’s own effort, art is a form of practical wisdom, uniting knowledge and skill,295 to give form to the truth of reality in a language accessible to sight or hearing. To the extent that it is inspired by truth and love of beings, art bears a certain likeness to God’s activity in what he has created. Like any other human activity, art is not an absolute end in itself, but is ordered to and ennobled by the ultimate end of man.

2503 For this reason bishops, personally or through delegates, should see to the promotion of sacred art, old and new, in all its forms and, with the same religious care, remove from the liturgy and from places of worship everything which is not in conformity with the truth of faith and the authentic beauty of sacred art.

“In every age the Church has called upon the arts to give expression to the beauty of her faith and to proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation, the dignity of human beings made in his image and likeness, and the power of Christ’s death and resurrection to bring redemption and rebirth to the world” … Holy Father Pope Francis

The Pieta Legacy Gift Mission

The Donation of 100 “Michelangelo’s Saint Peter’s Pietà” to Catholic Cathedrals,
Churches, Hospitals and Academic settings to all 50 states and 50 locations around the world.
“Pieta Legacy Gift Mission”

DONATE $300 NOW TO “CMA’s PIETA GIFT FOR LENT 2017”
earmark your gift for: “Pieta Donation”
YOUR $300 DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

DONATE NOW

Nota Bene: All ArteDivine’s Gifts, Benefits and or Privileges are specific to ArteDivine SA and Not the CMA.
It is not necessary for a CMA member to donate to The CMA’s Mission Pieta for Lent 2017 to have the opportunity to be selected by ArteDivine to receive one of the three “Thank You Gifts” listed above from ArteDivine. .

(*) The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, Maryland, also called the Baltimore Basilica, was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States, and was among the first major religious buildings constructed in the nation after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. As a co-cathedral, it is one of the seats of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, it is a parish church (ranked minor basilica) and national shrine. It is considered the masterpiece of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the “Father of American Architect