“NPH was born out of faith, out of religious spirituality,” Federico, the NPH Religion Director explains. “Father Wasson was a priest, no? So naturally, there are religious roots that run deep through all of the homes.” The roots are striking and easily apparent; it does not take long for anyone visiting the Ranch to see how important faith is. Prayers are said before meals, religion and catechism classes are offered at the school, and children attend mass, religious retreats and presentations all throughout the year. As Holy Week and Easter approach, Federico sits down to discuss one aspect of faith formation that often goes underappreciated: Art.