About Us


Ministry of the Arts (MOTA) is a ministry sponsored by the Congregation of Saint Joseph. We are located in LaGrange Park, IL and came into being a few years after our annual Calendar was first advertised on a one-page flyer in 1986. By 1994 there were cards, music and sculptures published in a “catalog” format, and we began to experience a growing ministry. Our Vision has been to bring hope and healing to the world through the Arts. We are now excited to share that MOTA is continually growing and is transitioning our business model and artwork to digital offerings. We, along with our sister artists, are passionate about the transformative power of art to inspire positive change in hearts, minds, and the world. By going digital, we are able to make our artwork more widely accessible to people everywhere through technology. All of our artwork is available to you either at no cost or for a minimal fee. 

Vision Statement 

We encourage and affirm creativity in ourselves and all persons. Our mission of unity brings us in our time to a deeper awareness of our communion with God and all creation.

Through the arts we contemplate and express the unity and holiness of all creation, and the heights and depths of the human heart in response to the great mysteries of existence. We affirm the power and prophecy of the arts and believe the arts to be an important ministry for hope and healing in a critical moment of world transformation.