Bro. Micky McGrath an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, lives and works in Camden, NJ. He is an award winning artist, author, and speaker whose work celebrates the connections between art, beauty, and religious faith. No matter the subject or topic, Bro. Mickey’s work highlights themes of art for meditation; social justice and cultural diversity; and the healing power of beauty in all its forms.
Bro. Mickey currently holds the title of visiting artist at De Sales University in Center Valley, PA. In recent summers, he has taught graduate spirituality classes at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and Boston College. He is a Guild Master at the Grunewald Guild, an interfaith art community in Leavenworth, WA, where he has taught for thirty-three years.
In the last several years, Bro. Mickey has had solo exhibits at Villanova University (2018); The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City, and Cabrini University in Radnor, PA (both in 2020.) Bro. Mickey is a popular presenter at conferences and retreats throughout the US and Canada where he shares his colorful interpretations of Gospel stories and the lives of saints and prophets from across the ages.
Most recently, Bro. Mickey has been overseeing the creation of murals as communal events incorporating the prayerful nature of art and beauty and their connections to social justice and Catholic social teaching.