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    Skellig Michael

    The Irish island of Skellig Michael provided a remote and penitential setting for an ancient monastic community that sought a life of solitude, prayer, and self-sacrifice.

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Interior of the Basilica of St. Rita of Cascia

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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.

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Marie Ellenrieder's "Baptism of Lydia"

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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.

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The Monastery of Mar Saba

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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.

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The Franciscan Sanctuary of Greccio

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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.

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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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Sunlight pouring into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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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.

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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

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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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Hans Memling's "Saint Veronica"

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