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Giotto's "Miracle of the Crucifix"

Giotto's "Miracle of the Crucifix"

Giotto's "Miracle of the Crucifix" captures the intimate moment of St. Francis of Assisi's vocational call before the crucifix of San Damiano Chapel.

Prime Matters
Dec 2, 2021
Leonardo Da Vinci's "St. John the Baptist"

Da Vinci's "Saint John the Baptist"

Da Vinci portrays a youthful Baptist, leaning into the light to invite the viewer's gaze to heaven.

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Nov 25, 2021
A banjo player in a field at sunset

Why We Play

Folk music helps us to reflect on the past, build community, and refresh our spirits, ultimately speeding us along in our attempts to build a Christian culture.

Conor Kennelly
Nov 25, 2021
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

The Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, standing in the location of the house of the beloved third-century virgin martyr, shows forth the vast centuries of Church history.

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Nov 18, 2021
Rembrant's "The Return of the Prodigal Son"

Rembrandt's "The Return of the Prodigal Son"

In "The Return of the Prodigal Son," Rembrandt shows the desolation that comes from a life of sin, a brother on the cusp of a decision, and the embrace of mercy.

Nov 11, 2021
The Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor

The Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor

Pilgrims have ascended Mount Tabor in southern Galilee for centuries to venerate the place where Peter, James, and John witnessed the Transfiguration of Christ.

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Nov 4, 2021
Monreale Cathedral interior

Monreale Cathedral, Sicily

Covered in nearly 65,000 square feet of glass mosaics, the interior of the Cathedral of Monreale immerses pilgrims in the story of the Bible in dazzling gold.

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Oct 28, 2021
Raphael's "The Transfiguration"

Raphael's "The Transfiguration"

In "The Transfiguration," Raphael interweaves the glory of Christ made manifest in the Transfiguration, the suffering of humanity shown in a young demoniac, and the intercessory role of the Church.

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Oct 21, 2021
Johann George Melchior Schmidtner's "Mary, Untier of Knots"

Mary, Untier of Knots

Devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots, was born from a painting of the same name and highlights Mary's loving interventions into our lives.

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Oct 13, 2021
Rotunda of Mosta

Rotunda of Mosta

The Rotunda of Mosta, which is located in a small town in the heart of Malta and boasts one of the world's largest unsupported domes, was constructed largely by local volunteers.

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Oct 7, 2021