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The Abbey of Cluny

The Abbey of Cluny

The Abbey of Cluny once vied with Rome in its influence, and its church was the largest in Christendom before the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica in the sixteenth century.

Prime Matters
Jan 21, 2021
A Lone Hiker at Sunrise

Resolution for a New Year

It is time to take stock, assessing the year that has passed and re-focusing the mind and spirit for what is to come, preparing to see all things through Christian eyes.

Prime Matters
Jan 21, 2021
St. Peter's Square

The Scavi

Encounter St. Peter (and his bones) in the excavations of the Vatican Necropolis (or "Scavi") beneath St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Rev. Paul Hoesing
Jan 14, 2021
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

What St. Benedict Teaches the Dark Ages – His and Ours

In the midst of the evening of a civilization, St. Benedict and his monks rediscovered how to live life as an organic whole, providing a "curriculum" for those seeking to live in the light.

Dr. F. Russell Hittinger
Jan 1, 2021
Building Reflected in a Puddle

Turning the World Upside Down

Paul's proclamation to the Roman world that a new age had begun in the reign of the risen Jesus, a proclamation that rings true today, turned the world upside down.

Dr. John Kincaid
Dec 4, 2020
The Erechtheion on the Acropolis of Athens

The Institutional Imagination

Human history has been impacted powerfully by figures possessed of the imaginative vision needed to recognize the problems of their times and incarnate their vision in institutional forms.

Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Dec 4, 2020
Lower Library, Worcester College, Oxford

Situating the Catholic Studies Project

Newman in 1852. Dawson in 1909. John Paul II in 1990. Briel in 1993. Recognizing key moments that led to the formation of the Catholic Studies project helps us to grasp its significance.

Dr. Matthew Gerlach
Dr. R. Jared Staudt
Dec 4, 2020