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Art and Architecture

Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee"

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Through the potency of a storm at sea and the power of Christ's words, Dutch master Rembrandt leaves the Christian viewer challenged and in awe.

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Apr 22, 2021
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Encounter the relics of the Passion upon soil from Jerusalem within walking distance of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.

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Apr 8, 2021
Santa Maria Tonantzintla

Santa María Tonantzintla

Santa María Tonantzintla, referred to by Aldous Huxley as the most unique church in the Christian world, conveys a sense of the Christian cosmic order through its rich ornamentation.

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Mar 25, 2021
Queen of Peace Statue at St. Mary Major Basilica

Queen of Peace

In the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Mary, Queen of Peace, is depicted beckoning out to the world, "Basta! Enough! Stop the violence and war!"

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Mar 11, 2021
Fontevraud Gradual, also known as the "Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany," mid-thirteenth century

Guido of Arezzo

Guido of Arezzo solidified and improved musical notation, allowing for the sight-reading and rapid spread of music.

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Mar 4, 2021
The Return of Francis, Assisi

The Return of Francis

A soldier frozen in worldly shame, a saint on the cusp of eternal glory.

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Feb 25, 2021
Charles Bridge spanning the Vltava River in Prague

Charles Bridge

Political power and its best and political power at its worst collide in an iconic symbol of endurance.

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Feb 11, 2021
Caravaggio's "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist"

Caravaggio's "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist"

Caravaggio's stark presentation of the beheading of St. John the Baptist, housed in St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, invites us to view a brutal reality through the eyes of faith.

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Jan 28, 2021
Woman Praying before an Icon

In Defense of Christian Art

Christian art is defined by two distinctive qualities: the unique doctrine of the Incarnation permeating a work, and the purpose and function of art in the life of the Christian viewer.

Dr. Elizabeth Lev
Jan 6, 2021
Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Engineering as a Liberal Art

Although engineering is often considered only as a technical discipline, it can also be considered as a liberal art, both intrinsically fulfilling and part of a general training of the mind.

Dr. James D. Carrico
Dec 4, 2020