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Hans Memling's "Saint Veronica"

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.

Prime Matters
Apr 5, 2023
Fra Angelico's "Annunciation"

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.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Mar 29, 2023
Sunlight pouring into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Mar 22, 2023
The remote island of Skellig Michael, off the coast of Ireland

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.

Prime Matters
Mar 15, 2023
The Façade of St. Peter's Basilica

The Grittiness of Catholicism

In the second chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores the grittiness and historicity of Christianity, focusing on the bones of St. Peter in the Vatican excavations ('Scavi').

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Mar 8, 2023
Jules Breton

Acquiring a 'Habit of Being'

In the first chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," George Weigel explores what it means to grow up Catholic, growing into a common way of life with shared customs and a shared symbolic world.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Mar 1, 2023
Duccio's "Nativity" and prophet Isaiah on the Maesta

Duccio's "Nativity"

On the massive "Maestà," Sienese painter Duccio tells multiple stories within his depiction of the Nativity and sets the scene amongst the context of the Old Testament prophets.

Prime Matters
Feb 8, 2023
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.

Prime Matters
Feb 2, 2023
Queen of Peace Statue at St. Mary Major Basilica

Queen of Peace

In the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Mary, Queen of Peace, is depicted beckoning out to the world, "Basta! Enough! Stop the violence and war!"

Prime Matters
Jan 26, 2023
Statue of Christ the Redeemer over Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

A century ago, the people of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, actively entrusted their city and nation to Christ, manifesting his invisible kingship in a now-iconic statue.

Prime Matters
Jan 18, 2023