The role of religious devotion in contemporary society is up for debate. Public versus private devotion has been a contested issue since the days of the Gospel writers; the question is raised, whether religion belongs in one’s home and personal life, or in the political sphere. If one truly believes something, can one be content to keep it to oneself? Even on the campus of Benedictine College, where public religious devotion is encouraged, the idea of devotion being kept as a purely spiritual pursuit can be at odds with the idea of applying one’s religious beliefs in the political sphere. The role of art in religious devotion can give insight into the function or opinion of devotion in the culture or time in which the piece was made. This gallery focuses on Saint Sebastian, who was martyred by being shat with arrows. The development of depictions of the saint throughout history, starting in the Middle Ages and ending in 2001, explores the role of devotion, as well as attitude towards religion and ideas about how man can relate to the spiritual realm.