Concluding Pages

Vox Prophetica

Journeying over mountains and through valleys, following winding rivers and rough or paved roads, one scene that commonly meets the traveller’s eyes is that...

The Value of Time

Of all the common objects we use every day, few – perhaps no other – elicit such peculiar considerations as the clock. Simple in appearance,...

Innocent Preparation for Christmas

As Christmas celebrations draw near, the gazes of some of the people with whom we fortuitously cross paths reveal a nostalgia, a spiritual thirst,...

Humble Before Grandeur, Maternal with the Sinner

Amidst the many difficulties, problems and afflictions that surround us, how often do we seek some form of solace! However, in a world awash...

The Ensemble Is Greater

Dear reader, allow me to pass on something that recently caught my attention. While I was praying the Rosary, walking through the grounds of...

Where Is Matthew?

Just as Holy Scripture lends itself to various levels of interpretation, it is also possible view great works of art through different lenses. Caravaggio’s...

Nobly Sacral

It is a noble room, but it does not belong to a palace; it is distinctly sacral, and yet not a chapel. In this...

God Embroiders Straight with Crooked Lines

Many human activities have accompanied the development of civilization in various different areas, such as, for example, the field of the arts. They have...

Living Monstrances

A faint light inside the sacred enclosure invites us to intimacy with God, in recollection and prayer. It comes not from the large basilica,...

Mary’s Indestructible Chain

“I will put enmity between you and the Woman, and between your seed and her seed” (Gn 3:15), the Creator decreed after the fall...

“Kintsugi” and the Art of Divine Pardon

We live in a society that has become accustomed to the disposable, the practical and the ephemeral, and which is, as a consequence, increasingly...

Dust, Ashes and Nothing

A stroll through the winding alleys of Rome can sometimes feel like a visit to a necropolis. In the ancient Campus Martius, for example,...