Encounter the Catholic Imaginative Vision as it is incarnated in works of art, architecture, and literature, as well as in the artists and intellectuals who have given it further expression. With one post per week, explore the expression of the Church across times and cultures.
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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.
The remote Italian town of Cascia is home to two great relics of late medieval origins: the incorruptible body of a local saint and the blood-stained pages of a Eucharistic miracle.
Mary and Discipleship
In the fourth chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores the Benedictine Abbey of the Dormition in Jerusalem to reflect upon Mary's unhesitating "fiat" to the will of God.
The Baptism of Lydia
One man's quiet obedience to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and one woman's open heart initiated the world-transforming spread of Christianity throughout the European continent.
The Monastery of Mar Saba
Like all things genuinely Christian, the ancient Monastery of Mar Saba has been no stranger to conflict and controversy as it has borne witness to the Gospel throughout the ages.
Situated in the forested Sabine Hills between Rome and Assisi, the little town of Greccio holds a special place in the Franciscan tradition and is the birthplace of a common Christmas practice.
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.
The Face of Christ
In the third chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores two places that confront us with the reality of Christ: a monastery on Mt. Sinai and the Holy Sepulchre.
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.
The Veil of Veronica
The Veil of Veronica, on which the image of Christ's face was miraculously preserved, has played an important role in Holy Week traditions, responding to our desire to see the face of God.