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Art and Architecture

The Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Home to the relics of the Magi, the Cologne Cathedral - whose construction lasted for 632 years - has drawn pilgrims since its cornerstone was placed in 1248.

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Jan 20, 2022
Michelangelo's "Pieta"

Michelangelo's Pietà

Michelangelo's Pietà captures a serene moment of surrender, as the Virgin Mary cradles the body of her crucified son in her lap.

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Jan 13, 2022
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.

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Dec 30, 2021
Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Body Language, God-Talk, and the Visible Invisible

In the eighth chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores the masterfully decorated Sistine Chapel, which shows forth the grand drama of salvation history and threatens to pull back the veil of the spiritual realm.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Dec 16, 2021
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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Dec 2, 2021
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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Nov 25, 2021
A banjo player in a field at sunset

Why We Play

Folk music helps us to reflect on the past, build community, and refresh our spirits, ultimately speeding us along in our attempts to build a Christian culture.

Conor Kennelly
Nov 25, 2021
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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Nov 18, 2021
Rembrant's "The Return of the Prodigal Son"

Rembrandt's "The Return of the Prodigal Son"

In "The Return of the Prodigal Son," Rembrandt shows the desolation that comes from a life of sin, a brother on the cusp of a decision, and the embrace of mercy.

Nov 11, 2021
The Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor

The Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor

Pilgrims have ascended Mount Tabor in southern Galilee for centuries to venerate the place where Peter, James, and John witnessed the Transfiguration of Christ.

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Nov 4, 2021