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

Why is the Virgin Mary feeding St. Bernard with breast milk?

There is much symbolism behind the popular medieval image of the Virgin Mary breastfeeding a saint.

Ox, eagle, lion, man: Why and how are the Evangelists associated with these creatures?

An ancient and often unknown tradition underpins these traditional Christian motifs.

Is that a unicorn in my Bible?

A matter of translation ended up weaving a unique Christian iconographic tradition.

The Sistine Chapel of Mexico: the Sanctuary of Atotonilco

The Mexican baroque master, Antonio Martínez de Pocasangre, dedicated 30 years of his life to this work

Exhibit brings Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to Christ Cathedral

Reproductions, seen up close, shed new light on Renaissance masterpiece.

The continuing mystery surrounding da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi

Sold two years ago for $450 million, the painting has not been seen since.

Da Vinci painting coming to New York, thanks to Vatican

A chance for Americans to get a glimpse into Leonardo's working methods.

“Icons on Ammo Boxes”: Art bringing life from death

Ukrainian artists paint religious scenes on the lids that once covered boxes of weapons and bullets.

This new musical depicts an Austrian priest’s ministry in China

The show was produced by the Society of the Divine Word, the same order to which St. Freinademetz belonged.

Grave robbers in gondolas: How the remains of St. Mark came to be in Venice

The body of St. Mark the Evangelist was smuggled out of Alexandria by Venetian merchants in search of an impressive patron saint.

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