California Expressions: Art & Beauty

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother Olivia Hargadon work on a San Francisco local television studio set with Father Frank Norris, early 1950s.

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother Olivia Hargadon work on a San Francisco local television studio set with Father Frank Norris, early 1950s.

The sisters’ work with the poor and marginalized did not darken their view, but deepened their vision of the beauty of the world. The natural beauties of California and its tolerant attitude towards trying something new have enriched its literature, music, theater, and the lively arts for generations. Sisters have expressed this celebration of life and mystery in a variety of art mediums both expected and unexpected.


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