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The various liturgies and services which take place during Lent, and in particular during Holy Week and the Triduum, are marked by select hymns aimed at leading the faithful in their reflections on the Passion and Death of Christ. One of the most common pieces is “Oh Sacred Head So Wounded,” a piece which Johan S...read more
Articles from section "Arts and Culture"
The Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis reopens to the public next year, following excavation works that have lasted two years and which have made it possible to unite the two sectors of the …read more
For the past few years, the last week of Ordinary Time finds me thinking of Adam Sandler,Quadropheniaand the seemingly impossible weight of my fallenness. Allow me to explain the intersection …read more
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