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How Ferrero Rocher chocolates were inspired by the Virgin Mary

The popular chocolate and hazelnut treats were named after the Rocher de Massabielle, the site of the Marian apparition in Lourdes.

The Veiled Christ: The Miracle of Transparent Marble

One of the most remarkable sculptures in the world is also the stuff of legend.

Finding a ‘Wizard of Oz’ lesson in Pope Francis

The Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion can help illustrate three 21st century spiritual maladies that Pope Francis identifies in his Joy of the Gospel.

The fascinating story of the Marian National Shrine and Our Lady of the Grotto of Mellieħa, in Malta

One of the oldest traditions is that St. Luke painted this fresco during his sojourn in Malta, way back in AD 60.

As crowds return, Vatican warns against aggressive disinfecting of cultural objects

Post-lockdown period brings new concern to artistic patrimony in churches and museums.

Visit ancient Nineveh: A virtual holiday in the 7th-century B.C. land

The British Museum provides a delightful vacation itinerary in ancient Nineveh.

Meditate on Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, with a 15th century Icon

Painted in 1497, it is held in the Monastery-Museum of Saint Cyril on the White Lake, in northern Russia.

Seeing the Raising of Lazarus through Rembrandt’s own eyes

A Meditation on the Gospel of the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Living Lent from Home: Listen to Charpentier’s Meditations on Lent

Marc-Antoine Charpentier was one of the most prolific, versatile, and inspiring French composers of the Baroque.

Cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq come alive in VR exhibit in Washington

Palmyra and other sites reconstructed for Smithsonian visitors in virtual walk-through.

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