Silent Knight: St. Joseph in Catholic Art

Carroll Campus
All Saints Chapel
Elizabeth Lev graphic

On September 8, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Elizabeth Lev, renowned Vatican art historian, will be on campus to discuss how beauty opens the human heart to faith. She'll use the figure of St. Joseph found in art as an example of the way all people can receive inspiration from God and let that inspiration transform their earthly pilgrimage.

Please join us in the All Saints Chapel.

About Dr. Elizabeth Lev

Dr. Elizabeth Lev holds her undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from the University of Bologna and she has been teaching art history at Duquesne University’s Italian campus since 2002. She is a well-known tour guide and serves as a consultant to the Vatican Museums for their art and faith itineraries, projects with the Vatican Patrons of the Arts, and she co-wrote “Vatican Treasures: The Via Pulchritudinis,” a film presented to Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.

Lev’s books include The Tigress of Forlì and How Catholic Art Saved the Faith, and she has written for many news outlets, including The Washington Post and First Things. Her latest book project, St Joseph in Art, was published in 2021 by Sophia Institute Press.

She is a Vatican analyst for NBC, and has appeared on the Today Show, Nightline and 60 Minutes and her TED Talk on the Sistine Chapel has garnered over 1.8 million views.

She lives in Rome with her husband, Thomas Williams, and their son Joshua and she is a certified sommelier.