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Medieval

21-foot Last Supper painted by a nun restored to former glory

Sister Plautilla Nelli's paintings were so popular in the 16th-century that just about every villa in Florence featured her enormous works.

Dominicans’ YouTube channel will teach you to chant, for free

Two young friars are bringing Catholic music education to a computer near you.

Remains of Scottish revolutionary-era friar identified from clothes

The rare find was released to modern-day Dominicans for interment and a memorial service.

St. Thomas Becket’s bloodied tunic to return to Canterbury

The loan from the Vatican comes to honor the 850th anniversary of his martyrdom.

Aleteia is now on Spotify! Here’s our Visigothic chant playlist

The manuscripts that make up the canon of this kind of liturgical chant are all subsequent to the Arab invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.

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.

Trobár’s authentic medieval music educates with each performance

We must not let the value of early music be forgotten.

Scientists digitally recreate Hagia Sophia acoustics

Vocal group Capella Romana releases music as though sung in Hagia Sophia.

Here’s how medieval monks prepared for Christmas

While it wasn't exactly festive compared to today's standards, Christmas was certainly a busy time of year in a medieval monastery.

Did angels build these amazing churches?

These churches in Ethiopia were each carved out of a single block of stone.

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