Here’s Something You Did Not Know about the Pietà 2

I had no idea that Michelangelo’s Pietà came to the United States:

You have to go to Rome to see the original Pietà. But if you can’t make it that far, there are two exact replicas New York City.

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Caravaggio’s “Doubting Thomas” Reply

Faith builds on experience and gives it deeper meaning…

 An art reflection from one of my students. The original article includes the painting, which did not appear in this reblogged post.

Legionary Brothers

Br Andres Colmenares, LC

 

We have all gone through one stage of our life or another when living our Christian faith was more difficult than normal. Something happens that makes us put into question the very beliefs that were inscribed in our hearts. But Christ’s constant yearning is for us to “Believe and doubt no longer” (John 21:27).

Caravaggio was a painter who lived towards the end of the 16th century. There is something in his paintings depicting religious subjects that easily catches the attention of the viewer. Caravaggio’s “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” tells the story of himself, but above all, of each of us in our journey through life.

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Our Lady of Light: The Luminous Mysteries 2

Our Lady of Light

Since Thursday is the day when we contemplate the Luminous Mysteries, instituted by Blessed John Paul II, I decided to dedicate today’s article to Our Lady of Light, depicted in the painting above by Russian artist, Natalia Tsarkova. (Click on the photo above for a larger image).

Before I explain the painting, here is a video explaining the artist’s relationship with the late John Paul II. More…

“Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock.” William Holman Hunt’s Light of the World. 10

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William Holman Hunt: Light of the World

“At every time and in every place God draws close to man. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church.”

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The Penitent Magdalene and the Way to True Conversion of Heart 12

By Fr Jason Smith

I have found no better representation of conversion and penance in art than The Penitent Magdalene, by George de la Tour. Though simple, it expresses the essential elements behind every conversion, and we can find in it powerful lessons to apply to our own life. Let’s take a closer look.

The Penitent Magdalen, George de la Tour

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