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St. Joan of Arc’s mission as portrayed by artist Louis Maurice...

On the ground floor of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, hang six exquisite paintings on the short life of St. Joan of...

Patience: Catholics are people who wait — and people who love

We are waiting. Waiting for what? We don't really know. We used to wait in line, on hold, in traffic. We waited with anticipation for...

500 years of artistic elegance: Read the life story of the...

This year marks the 500th anniversary of artist Raphael's death. This painter would glean the best qualities of his contemporaries, Leonardo and Michelangelo, to...

Fra Angelico’s ‘The Entombment of Christ’ — a narrative approach

Fra Angelico's "The Entombment of Christ" places us at the tomb as those who loved Christ and were loved by him prepare his body...

Prayer, almsgiving, fasting: How to approach Lent as a family

Incorporating children into our Lenten journey can be difficult for parents. I know it was for me, until one year, when I was at...

Gifts of the Spirit: Back of taxi unlikely location for a...

The back of a cab seems an unlikely place to get a lesson on the Holy Spirit, but that's what happened one evening after...

The arts at Christmastime: Connect with Gerrit Van Honthorst’s ‘Adoration of...

The scene is one you might share from your own memory. It is the image of a mother, father and two children delighting in...

First week of Advent: Practice this St. Joseph meditation

Pray along with this meditation inspired by Matthew 1:18-24. You speak to us in dreams. Sometimes it is the only occasion you find us still...

Our guardian angels guide us even when we’re unaware

There are moments in my life I don't understand. Moments where I knew God cared for me in a way I just can't explain...

Veni Sancte Spiritus: The Holy Spirit is always ready to comfort...

The first time I sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit, I was four years old. It was late, much past my bedtime. I'd had...

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