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"The Calling of St. Matthew," by Caravaggio

Caravaggio's "The Calling of Saint Matthew"

Caravaggio's moving presentation of the call of St. Matthew the Apostle invites us to view our own call to discipleship in the light of Christ's merciful gaze.

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Sep 23, 2021
The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Šaštín, Slovakia

The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Šaštín, Slovakia

It has been said that God writes straight with crooked lines. The origins of the Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows might provide an example of that kind of oblique writing.

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Sep 16, 2021
A train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands

Enchantment and Revival

Prof. Joseph Pearce and Dr. David Tamisiea discussed the role of literature in forming a Catholic imagination and the current state of Catholic literature.

Prof. Joseph Pearce
Dr. David Tamisiea
Sep 9, 2021
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, Mdina, Malta

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Mdina

Standing above the location of the momentous meeting of Saints Paul and Publius, the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Mdina is the heart of the Church of the world's first Christian nation.

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Jun 24, 2021
Perov Vasily's "First Christians in Kiev"

Perov's "The First Christians in Kiev"

Perov's depiction of Christians worshipping under the cover of night reminds us of the generations of Christians who have embraced the conquering spirit of the Gospel through times of uncertainty.

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Jun 3, 2021
Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee"

Rembrandt's "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