Icons

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+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Message of the Icon: Extreme Humility

The icon of "Extreme Humility" depicting the King of Glory in His Tomb One of the most powerful icons for the Lenten season is that depicting the King of Glory in His tomb, commonly called “Extreme Humility.” The grave is the great human equalizer, of course; princes and paupers alike must descend into death [...]

Our Mother of Perpetual Help: Icon for the New Evangelization

Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Church of St. Alphonsus in Rome   “The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue, will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist [...]

By |2015-11-01T13:43:39+00:00Nov 1st, 2015|Categories: Reflection|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pope Francis on crucified Christians in Syria

“I wept when I saw reports on the news of Christians crucified in a certain country.” —Pope Francis, homily at morning Mass Friday, May 2, in the Domus Santa Marta chapel in the Vatican, where Francis lives. He was referring to the cruxifixion of two men in Syria by rebel forces.  Syrian residents flee their [...]

By |2014-05-01T12:32:27+00:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |