Pray to Love Exhibit

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 22, 2016 (All day)

Pray to Love: The Annecy France Nun Series

Photographic Paintings by Anne Goetze

Exhibit:  April 9—May 22, 2016

Reception: Sunday May 22, 4:30pm with talk at 5:30pm


For over 20 years, Anne Goetze made repeated journeys to Annecy, France, to visit her Aunt Helen, Soeur Margarite Marie, at the Monastère de la Visitation, home to the Visitation Order for over 400 years.  The cloistered nuns live a simple contemplative life.  Filled with emotion by the beauty and spirit of the place, Goetze gathered impressions through photography and documentation each time she visited.  After returning home following her aunt’s funeral she became immersed in painting the imagery she had collected for decades.  To see her multi-media creative process, watch the Pray to Love video at

To bring the Pray to Love exhibit totheTwin CitiesThe Basilica is collaborating with the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis.  This urban monastery was founded in 1989 to express Visitation contemplative life in a new way – a commitment to be one with those who live on the edge economically, and who are often marginalized by society.   The sisters are present in inner city North Minneapolis to “Live Jesus”.  To learn more about the sisters and what they do visit:

Photo provided by: 
Anne Goetze