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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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.
Michelangelo's Pietà captures a serene moment of surrender, as the Virgin Mary cradles the body of her crucified son in her lap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overlooking a crater lake hidden within the hills southeast of Rome, the papal palace (and gardens and observatory) at Castel Gandolfo has provided popes a respite from Rome's summer heat.
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.
Encounter St. Peter (and his bones) in the excavations of the Vatican Necropolis (or "Scavi") beneath St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
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.