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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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.
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.
Newman and 'Liberal' Religion
In the fifth chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores the Birmingham Oratory to reflect on the conversion, life, and theology of St. John Henry Newman.
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.
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 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.
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 Return of Francis
A soldier frozen in worldly shame, a saint on the cusp of eternal glory.
The Relics of the Angelic Doctor
Discover the decidedly chaotic life and journeys of the relics of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas.
Caravaggio's "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist"
Caravaggio's stark presentation of the beheading of St. John the Baptist, housed in St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, invites us to view a brutal reality through the eyes of faith.