A collection of full-color sacred art accompanies Scriptural verses (including the Psalms, Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes), beloved Catholic prayers and teachings (Angelus, Regina Caeli, Rosary, Sign of the Cross, Way of the Cross, Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, and many more), passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Hymns, and Chants (such as Adoro te Devote, Ave Maris Stella, Magnificat, Miserere, Te Deum, and more). A section on the Mass (Ordinary Form) is also included.
Every page offers an example of exquisite religious art from one of the many masters of the ages. Featured artists include: Giotto, Fra Angelico, Perugino, Raphael, Tintoretto, Veronese, and others too numerous to name. As its editor explains, this book “presents a summary of the truths of the Catholic faith together with illustrations, which are not simple pictures, but spiritual messages. Faith expresses itself in art; in turn, art stands in service of the presentation of the truths of the faith. Art, great art, is illumination for the soul. ‘Enjoyment of art’ opens a way to God, source of all that is beautiful” (page 6).
This publication easily lends itself for use as a soon-to-become-favorite prayer book; its beautiful imagery will assist the heart and soul in the contemplation of heavenly things.
Vatican Press. (2007)
Edited by : Pietro Principe
English Edition: Paul F. Russell
Full color. 160 pages. 8 1/4″ x 4″ x 1/4″