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Giotto's "Nativity" from the Lower Church of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi

Giotto's "Nativity" in Assisi

Giotto's realistic approach to painting breathed new life into the scenes he depicted, bringing a human element into stories from the life of Christ and the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Prime Matters
Sep 9, 2021
St. Peter's Baptismal Font

The Porphyry of St. Peter's Basilica

The precious stone of royalty and emperors in St. Peter's Basilica is found in two unexpected places: in the floor over which countless pilgrims walk and the base of the baptismal font.

Prime Matters
Sep 2, 2021
Castle Howard

Brideshead Revisited and the Ladder of Love

In the seventh chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England, to reflect upon the choice offered to us all: submit to reality or fly into fantasy.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Aug 26, 2021
The Vatican Obelisk and St. Peter's Square from the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Obelisk

The massive obelisk standing in the center of St. Peter’s Square is likely the last thing St. Peter saw as he died upon the cross.

Aug 19, 2021
Eugune Kazimirowski's rendition of the Divine Mercy, completed in 1934

Divine Mercy Image

The Divine Mercy image is less known for its place in art history textbooks than it is for its inspiration: Jesus himself requested the image be painted and venerated.

Prime Matters
Aug 12, 2021
Mary College at ASU, Tempe, AZ

Old St. Mary's Church, Tempe

Old St. Mary's, the oldest standing church in the Phoenix area, has served the spiritual and pastoral needs of Catholics in Arizona for generations and is now home to Mary College at ASU.

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Aug 5, 2021
Our Lady of Charity

La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

The Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre has played a central role in the spirit of Cuba, and her image is to be found everywhere, in churches, homes, and even on taxis.

Prime Matters
Jul 29, 2021
The Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome

Basilica di Sant'Agostino and Motherhood

The Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome houses numerous treasures for pilgrims, including two that focus on motherhood: the tomb of St. Monica and the marble "Madonna del Parto."

Prime Matters
Jul 22, 2021
Portrait of G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton's Pub and a Sacramental World

In the sixth chapter of Letters to a Young Catholic, Weigel explores Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese to reflect on the life and vision of G.K. Chesterton.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Jul 15, 2021
Mass held outside the ruins of Urakami Cathedral after the bombing of Nagasaki

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Nagasaki

Immaculate Conception Cathedral stands over the site of both centuries of persecutory practices and the previous cathedral, which was destroyed by the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Prime Matters
Jul 8, 2021