Last article of section "Arts and Culture"
A statement from the director of the Vatican Museums says it was Pope Francis himself who decided to make accessible to everyone the gardens of the Pontifical Villas “where the splendor of art and the glory of nature co-exist in admirable equilibrium.” From Monday through Saturday mornings a 90-minute guided tou...read more
Articles from section "Arts and Culture"
ByMichael Dauphinais Today, Nov. 22, 2013, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Lesser known to many is that today is also …read more
This fall, Rome has the pleasure of seeing one of the unsung heroes of the Renaissance finally hit his high note. Antonio di Benedetto Aquilo degli Aquili, better known as Antoniazzo Romano, …read more
While Pope Francis has often extolled the beauty of saints, holiness and faith, over the last few weeks (to the joy of this art historian) he has twice devoted his attention to the power of …read more
On Sunday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major, there was a performance of the Synodal Choir of the Patriarchate of Moscow together with the Sistine Chapel Choir. Francis sent a message for the …read more
The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12 every year, on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. The Canadian …read more