We look forward to welcoming you to our symposium SACRA 705, admission is free and we provide simultaneous translations into Dutch and French. Registration is recommended and can be done via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Symposium SACRA 705: Beauty, source of evangelization

Sunday 24 juli 2022 – 2.30 pm

Radisson Blu Hotel Hasselt, Torenplein 8, 3500 Hasselt

Parking: Capucienenstraat, 3500 Hasselt  (under the hotel)



Dr Elisabeth Lev: Dr. Liz Lev is an art historian from the University of Chicago, and received her PhD from the University of Bologna. She has lived in Rome for more than 20 years, where she teaches art history, among other things, at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquino. She is also the author of books, including How Catholic Art Saved the Faith; the triumph of beauty and truth in the art of the Catholic Reformation'. On the basis of the rich history of Flemish art, she will speak about the importance of beauty for evangelization.

Elizabeth Lev (

Selina De Maeyer: Full-time photographer, she goes her own way in her photography. Not disturbed by imposed currents or trends. Her aim is to transfer feelings, emotion, to charm.. Her story is one of passion and faith, of gratitude and sensitivity. She is also the author of the short film 'Come and See', awarded best short film at the 8th edition of the Vatican's Mirabile Dictu Film Festival, in 2017.

Selina De Maeyer


Matthew Alderman: This american architect completed the classical architecture program at the University of Notre Dame, he is also an illustrator and designer, he speaks frequently about church architecture and sacred art. He helped build several churches in the United States. He also taught a seminary course at the University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Matthew Alderman is a member of the Order of Malta.

Matthew Alderman Studios


Sir James MacMillan: This world-renowned Scottish composer studied composition at the University of Edinburgh and obtained a doctorate from Durham University. He wrote several Masses, a Stabat Mater and recently a Christmas oratorio. He also wrote the Mass for the beatification of John Henry Newman in Birminghan by Pope Benedict XVI. He is a Dominican of the third order. In 2015, Queen Elisabeth II appointed him Knight Bachelor.

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