By Madeleine Stebbins Tiziano Vecellio, known in English as Titian, was probably the greatest Venetian painter, recognized in his time as “The Sun Amidst Small Stars” (recalling the famous final line of Dante’s Paradiso).* He painted the huge (22 ½’ x 11 ½’) masterpiece of Mary’s Assumption for the Basilica of the Franciscan friars, appropriately
On the Feast of the Assumption, the readings conveniently outline the Biblical basis for why Catholics celebrate the end of Mary’s earthly life. The very first reading comes from Revelation, one of the passages most helpful in understanding the dogma of the Assumption.
Some people like movies about puppies. Or horses. Or cars. Me? I like movies about food. Which is why I went poste-haste to Pranzo Di Ferragosto (literally “Mid-August Lunch”) when it came to Pittsburgh a few years back.
It’s never too early to instill a love of Scripture in children. That’s why Emmaus Road is proud to collaborate with author Maura Roan McKeegan and illustrator Theodore Schlunderfritz on our Old and New series of typology for children.
Download Audio FileComo escuchamos en la primera lectura de este domingo, la Sabiduría de Dios nos ha preparado un banquete. Debemos hacernos como niños (Cfr. Mt 18, 3-4) para poder escuchar y aceptar esta invitación; para darnos cuenta que en cada Eucaristía se representa y renueva la locura de la cruz. Para el mundo, es
Download Audio FileThe Wisdom of God has prepared a feast, we hear in today’s First Reading. We must become like children (see Matthew 18:3–4) to hear and accept this invitation. For in every Eucharist, it is the folly of the Cross that is represented and renewed. To the world, it is foolishness to believe that
Imagine being the photojournalist to the saints, documenting their incredible lives through pictures, getting to know them as you attempt to capture the perfect shot. You would study their actions, learn what drives them, and bring their lives to others through the photos you took.
Clue Number 9,546 that I’m a long, long way from holiness: My perpetual struggle to think of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary as, well, the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. For me, the “Stressful Mysteries of the Rosary” often seems a bit more like it.
St. Dominic Guzmán was born in Caleruega, Old Castile, Spain, sometime after 1170. On completing his studies in theology at Palencia, he was appointed (about 1196) a canon of the cathedral chapter at Osma, and in 1201 he was chosen prior of that cathedral community.
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