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The Franciscan Sanctuary of Greccio


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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Aug 23, 2023
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

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.

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Aug 17, 2023
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.

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Aug 10, 2023
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.

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Aug 3, 2023
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.

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Jul 27, 2023
Interior of the Basilica of St. Rita of Cascia


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.

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Jul 20, 2023
Johann George Melchior Schmidtner's "Mary, Untier of Knots"

Mary, Untier of Knots

Devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots, was born from a painting of the same name and highlights Mary's loving interventions into our lives.

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Jul 13, 2023
Giotto's "Miracle of the Crucifix"

Giotto's "Miracle of the Crucifix"

Giotto's "Miracle of the Crucifix" captures the intimate moment of St. Francis of Assisi's vocational call before the crucifix of San Damiano Chapel.

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Jul 6, 2023
The miraculous staircase at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe

Staircase at Loretto Chapel

The staircase at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, constructed by a mysterious carpenter some claim to have been St. Joseph himself, serves as a visible reminder of God's constant presence.

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Jun 29, 2023
Leonardo Da Vinci's "St. John the Baptist"

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.

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Jun 22, 2023