After taking the class, History of the Catholic Church, I was very interested at how artists portrayed various religious figures. Some are from the time of Jesus. some have had major influences on the teachings of the Church, and some have modeled their life after certain aspects of Christ's life, from crucifixion to preaching to contemplation. Two of these have a personal connection with me. One is my middle name, and another one was my research topic for my class. I hope to portray the significance of all these religious figures so people can appreciate what they have done to strengthen my faith and the faith of Catholics around the world. All of these works of art are two dimensional paintings except the last one is a sculpture.