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The Consecrated Life In the Light of Dante’s Sun: On the Occasion of Pope Francis’s Candor Lucis Aeternae

2021-05-06T20:33:26+00:00May 6, 2021|Categories: Art & Essays|

Dante is not often thought of as a source that can speak to religious life. Yet, Pope Francis has recommended him to become better known in his recent letter Candor Lucis Aeternae, published on the 25th anniversary of Vita Consecrata. In this essay, Fr. Stephen Pepper, CSC draws a number of parallels [...]

Christ Appearing to the Magdalen

2021-04-07T15:17:58+00:00Apr 4, 2021|Categories: Art & Essays|

This engraving by Martin Schongauer depicts a moment from Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of John 20:17-18: Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to [...]

St. Peter, Repentant

2021-03-31T19:20:53+00:00Apr 3, 2021|Categories: Art & Essays|

This painting, by Georges de la Tour, depicts St. Peter at some unknown point after the night and morning leading up to Jesus' death, possibly even as early as Holy Saturday, repentant for his repeated denials of knowing Jesus. Although Christ forgave his betrayal, Peter was consumed by guilt. La [...]

Stat Crux

2021-05-06T14:40:22+00:00Apr 2, 2021|Categories: Art & Essays|

This painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus anachronistically layers a Carthusian monk in front of the cross, meant to emphasize the order's devotion to the suffering and death of Jesus, as their very motto attests: stat crux dum volivitur orbis (steady the cross in a changing world). It is likely that [...]

Fratelli Tutti: To see what really matters

2021-04-30T01:24:00+00:00Jan 22, 2021|Categories: Art & Essays|

Fratelli Tutti: To see what really matters Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J. Under Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Address to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men January 21, 2021 This was a talk given the men and women religious during a webinar sponsored by the Conference [...]

Merry Christmas!

2021-01-29T04:34:07+00:00Dec 25, 2020|Categories: Art & Essays|

Merry Christmas, from the Review for Religious! Merry Christmas as well from Fra Bartolommeo, a Dominican friar whose gave us this meditation entitled The Nativity.

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