|When Hegne Convent decides to dedicate itself to a topic such as
“Dialogue with art”, then it is not with the intention of making itself
or its rooms appear more attractive. As with all spiritual offerings of
the Hegne Sisters of the Cross, it is about making religion more
In his letter to artists, John Paul II. wrote (on 19.11.1980 in Munich) that “nowhere else … are modern mankind’s situation, his attitude to life, but also his perspectives so impressively portrayed as in contemporary art”. For the church to achieve this “aggiornamento” (updating methods, ideas, etc.) demanded so insistently by John XXIII., it needs to come into contact again and again with contemporary art, in which modern life is expressed and by which it is shaped.