• Behold the newly-discovered painting in Rome's Catacomb of Callixtus

    A recent discovery in the Catacomb of Saint Callixtus, an early Christian series of tombs beneath Rome which once held the bodies of 16 Popes, has been christened the “Orpheus cubicle” after the figure from Greek mythology.

  • Winged portraits at the cathedral

    Politicians, pregnant moms, homeless, youngsters, police officers, artists — the many faces of Los Angeles are on display at a new photographic exhibition at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels that reveals the “angelic” side of Angelenos.

  • Randyland: A luminous folk art shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe

    I don’t know about you, but I personally love a folk art installation, looming 40 feet above the street, made of glass bottles filled with colored water that form a giant light-refracting image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

  • Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

    Walking into the expansive space at the current exhibition, “Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art feels as if you are entering a fresh new world of a present-day artist whose powerful images speak of big issues and spiritual intimacies.

  • Images as windows into the spiritual world

    “The belief that the ‘eyes are the windows to your soul’ came from the Middle Ages and that by looking at an image of a saint or a biblical person, you would be connected to that soul in heaven or divine figure. Images then became windows into the spiritual world,” says Bryan Keene, assistant curator of manuscripts who co-curated the current exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Center, “Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts.”

  • 3D technology takes pilgrims 'back in time' to Medieval Church

    For fans of Church history and architecture, 3D imaging may be the second-best thing to time travel, allowing them to experience a medieval church as it existed hundreds of years ago.

  • Paris' stunning Sainte-Chapelle gets a makeover – with lasers

    Known for its ornate rose window and towering stained glass glory, the thirteenth century Sainte-Chapelle in Paris has finally been pieced back together after a seven year laser-cleaning project.

  • Beauty will save the world – Gaudi's basilica inspires conversions

    Though the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi died nearly 90 years ago and his best-known work remains under construction, the beauty of the Sagrada Familia basilica continues to draw people to Christ.

  • What happens when beautiful street art meets a Rome ghetto?

    Street artists from 10 countries around the globe gathered in Rome and put their talents to use in creating an outdoor art exhibit designed to place beauty at the center of an impoverished neighborhood.

  • Paris wax museum unveils statue of Pope Francis

    The directors of the Grévin Wax Museum in Paris presented the first statue of Pope Francis that is now part of its popular collection.

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Voices

The healing place of silence

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

A recent book by Robyn Cadwallander, “The Anchoress,” tells the story of a young woman, Sarah, who chooses to shut herself off from the world and lives as an anchoress (like Julian of Norwich).

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