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Art

Our collection of articles on art that uses religious inspiration and motifs, intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.

The story behind the Madonna of the Snow

When snow miraculously fell in August in Rome, a church was built to commemorate the event.

Hear Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien, reading his father’s works.

He also drew the original maps for 'The Lord of the Rings'!

Finding Faith: The Rosary makes a rare appearance in this painting

Rosaries are not often clearly defined in paintings, considering how popular they have been since being revealed to St. Dominic eight centuries ago.

Fight anxiety by drawing strength from this icon of St. Anthony

We can draw strength for our own battles -- both spiritual and temporal -- by contemplating St. Anthony's victories and calling on his intercession.

The murder of St. Thomas Becket: The British Museum marks its 850th anniversary

King Henry II atoned for the sin by walking three miles with bloodied feet to Canterbury Cathedral, where Becket had been murdered.

Cattle crosses: A fun viral activity for farmers

While not miraculous, it is a splendid spectacle.

Finding Faith: A sacred vessel with a surprising origin

This baptismal font of French kings was made by Muslim craftsmen.

Meditate on Christ’s baptism, guided by 3 masterpieces of art

Giotto, da Vinci, and Patinir become channels of the Holy Spirit as we contemplate this mystery in the life of Our Lord.

This stained glass window is larger than a tennis court

York Minster's Great East Window is made up of 311 panels depicting passages from the Bible and historical Church figures.

Michelangelo’s genius hovers above Rome’s skyline

His final work was not a painting or a sculpture, but one of the most familiar buildings in Christendom.

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