Eye Candy From the Vatican!

Vatican at nightfall

Coming soon:  The Vatican Pictures 2014 Calendar!Faithful Catholics, art aficionados and the curious will be lining up to order this new photo calendar which captures the historic significance and the ineffable beauty of the Vatican.The developers are waiting for final printing quotes, and are just about to launch a Kickstarter to fund production of the calendar.   According to their new Facebook page, they are using the Kickstarter site because it allows them to print only as many ca … [Read more...]

Transfixed by the Transfiguration (Mosaic Version)

Transfiguration - Altar of

 This morning I attended Mass, not at our regular parish where my husband serves as deacon, but at the Church of the Transfiguration which is nearer our home.  My schedule change was providential:  Transfiguration parish was planning a picnic and a grand celebration for the Feast of the Transfiguration, which will be observed in other parishes on Tuesday.So I was reminded of the great and beautiful story of Jesus’ revealing his true nature to three of the apostles on the top of a mou … [Read more...]

An Explosion of Light from Rio’s New Cathedral Will Greet WYD Pilgrims

Cathedral - Rio de Janeiro - night 1

As World Youth Day pilgrims descend upon the city of Rio de Janeiro, I thought you’d enjoy a peek at the city’s great cathedrals.First the old one:  The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Ancient See. The Old Cathedral, located in the Praça XV square in downtown Rio, is one of the most important historical buildings in the city.  It served as the diocesan See from 1808 until 1976, and was also used in the 19th century as the Imperial Chapel by … [Read more...]