Imaged in Stone: Mercy Snatched from the Jaws of Despair.
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Imaged in Stone: Mercy Snatched from the Jaws of Despair.

Sculpture above: Basilica of Mary Magdalene at Vézelay – ‘the hanging of Judas and the Good Shepherd’. At the top of the first capital on the right as you walk in, there us a sculpture few people know about, partly because of where it is: 20 metres from the ground. When seen close up, it…

Brederoc – Mill Hill Missionary and Accomplished Painter
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Brederoc – Mill Hill Missionary and Accomplished Painter

Today the Dutch Masterpainters launched a very attractive website featuring the life and work of Fr Cornelius Breed MHM aka Brederoc. View website (Right click page for English translation) An exhibition of a selection of his artwork is scheduled to open on September 11th at the Museum Tongerlohuys in Roosendaal, The Netherlands

Reviewing Colonial History through the Prism of Art
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Reviewing Colonial History through the Prism of Art

A leading Nigerian artist tells writer Molara Wood why his new installation at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral is important, as the world-famous building re-evaluates its memorials to historical figures including the admiral who led the campaign that resulted in the looting of the Kingdom of Benin. Source: bbc.com Continue reading

Pakistan: Musical Harmony Meets Communal Harmony
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Pakistan: Musical Harmony Meets Communal Harmony

About 400 people attended an interfaith Christmas concert at Al Qalm Girls High School in Chak (village) 11 4L, home to 350 Christian families, in Okara district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. They were entertained by liberal rock band Laal, which has been performing Christmas concerts in parishes and schools free of charge for the past…

Advent: The ‘O Antiphons ‘Reimagined
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Advent: The ‘O Antiphons ‘Reimagined

The O Antiphons are a series of seven verses dating from the sixth century and prayed during vespers during the last week of Advent. Each antiphon is a name of Jesus taken from Scripture, and they are the basis for the popular Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Ansgar’s images are saturated with color and…

Advent: Season of Wonder
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Advent: Season of Wonder

Pay attention./Be astonished./Tell about it.’ During Advent this poem by Mary Oliver speaks with particular authority. It moves me to find it resonate with Fides et Ratio. The encyclical’s contemplative author points out that fundamental elements of knowledge ‘spring from the wonder awakened in [us] by the contemplation of creation: human beings are astonished to discover…