This being the Feast of St. Joseph, Pope Francis used the homily of his inaugural Mass to highlight our vocation as “protectors.” Having just taken the name of Francis (after the saint of Assisi, patron of ecology) the Pope also specifically addresses our role as protectors of creation and the environment:
The vocation of being a “protector”, however, is not just something involving us Chr... More
Coming from an art history background and having worked in museums (the Frick and the Carnegie Museum) I always enjoy new art discoveries. It demonstrates the power of art, reaching beyond the centuries to speak to us here and now.
Such is the case with a famous Giotto fresco. Art restorers recently discovered–after cleaning the painting, no doubt–the profile of what appears to be a ... More