Excerpts from Divine Favor

The following is reprinted with the permission of the Liturgical Press, the Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, from Divine Favor: The Art of Joseph O’Connell. Colman O’Connell, O.S.B., editor. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, c1999.  CSB, SJU and SJP Libraries Oversize N 6537.O265 D58 1999.


Preface by S. Colman O’Connell, O.S.B.
Introduction:  Dear Joe by J. F. Powers
A Tribute:  He Was In the Arts, You Know by Garrison Keillor

Reflections on works by Joseph O’Connell:

Unbecoming : A Look at Eve in Baroque by Mara Faulkner
A Bead on Human Folly by Hilary Thimmesh
Transfiguration of the Commonplace by Alan Reed
A Degree in Theology and Fine Arts by Philip Morsberger
Joe’s Questions by Nancy Hynes
A Meditation on Peter’s Denial : As Imaged by Joseph O’Connell by Mary Hynes-Berry
The Gift of Joe by Rosemary Boyle Petters
Tapping by Dennis Frandrup
The Tree of Life by Mark Conway
Jazz and the Coming of the Kingdom by Mary Schaffer
A Work in Progress (for Joe O’Connell) by Larry Schug
The Moses Man by Mary Willette Hughes

Chronology of Principal Events in the Life and Work of Joseph O’Connell

Artwork pictured in Divine Favor:
Topic & Title Index

Special thanks to Ruth Wentz ’05 for text transcription
and to Ariel Smelter ’12 for editing and website work.