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Art, Food and the air of Rome. Curated by Lucy Gordon

“Australia Catalogue” highlights role of Vatican Museums

A catalogue, co-published by the Vatican Museums and Aboriginal Studies Press, lists and sheds light on the artifacts in the Vatican’s “Anima Mundi” Ethnological Museum section dedicated to Australia. Barbara Jatta, Director of the Museum talks of the fruitful collaboration that has led to this innovative publishing venture. The Vatican Museums this week hosted the launch of a [...]

Food For Thought

The entrance to the famous restaurant With a double article about the history of books in this issue’s “Of Books, Art, and People,” what more appropriate time to suggest a visit to Rome’s Caffè Greco! Here for more than 200 years the great minds of art, literature, and music have been meeting around [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:07:47+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: , , , , |

From the Domus Santa Marta: The Words of Pope Francis

Pope Francis made an important point during his Morning Meditation on May 9 when he emphasized the unique impact of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who makes the difference, who sets souls on fire and breathes life into the actions of the Christian. Often the Holy Spirit is either forgotten or overlooked, [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:14:48+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Meditations|Tags: , , |

The Triumph of Love

Raffaele Di Muro, Maximilian Kolbe: The Triumph of Love A message of hope and rebirth released on the 75th anniversary of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom at Auschwitz “Faith means deciding to stay with the Lord, to live with Him.” So Father Raffaele Di Muro concludes in his study of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:10:46+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |

Pope Francis’ Words to Priests

Pope Francis: With the Smell of the Sheep “My name is Julius: what do you like best about being Pope?” “What I like, sincerely, is being a parish pastor.” Julius’ question, and Pope Francis’ response, were taken from the pontiff’s dialogue with some members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome, Sunday, November 15, [...]

By | 2018-03-22T05:56:03+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |

The Book in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

"I Fioretti," or "Little Flowers," an anonymous biography of St. Francis of Assisi composed at the end of the 14th century, probably in Tuscany Two splendid exhibitions this spring concern the history of the book in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and its impact on European and thus world culture: I Libri [...]

By | 2018-03-22T06:36:33+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?”

“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?” Interview with Eduardo Verastegui, Mexican Actor and Hollywood Producer From a little town in Northern Mexico, Eduardo Verastegui has made the American dream a reality: he became a Hollywood star, rich, famous and successful. Then one day he realized he didn’t want to be part of the negative stereotype of [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:35:53+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , |

Urbi et Orbi Section: Eastern Tradition, Peter and Paul

Icon of Sts. Peter and Paul Saints Peter and Paul are considered pillars of the Orthodox Church, and thus share a special feast day which is celebrated on June 29.  This feast is preceded by one of the main periods of fasting in the liturgical calendar, a time of fasting that is unique to [...]

Urbi et Orbi: Spirituality, The Orthodox Saints Speak

St. Gregory Palamas We are made up of a soul and body, and both soul and body consist of many members. For the soul too has members after a fashion: those parts of it concerned with growth, desiring, anger and reason. Therefore, true fasting must extend to every part, cleansing and healing them all. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:39:50+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Meditations|Tags: , , , , , |

Urbi et Orbi Section: The Message of the Icon

"The Trinity" by Andrei Rublev, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow The Trinitarian Icon The Trinity as depicted by Andrei Rublev is arguably the most famous and best-beloved icons of all time. Most iconographers would agree that no one has ever surpassed the unity of composition, the balance of color and the sheer spirituality of this image; [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:25:12+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |
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