Art & Architecture
In Dust and Ashes: 21 Images from the Book of Job

In Dust and Ashes: 21 Images from the Book of Job

Listers, the following is the entire gallery of William Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job. The gallery displayed is known as the Linell Set (AD 1821) and contains 21 watercolor pieces. There is also an earlier watercolor gallery known as the Butts set (1806). Later, Blake went on to recreate the images on engraved...
The Story of the Magi in 12 Works of Art

The Story of the Magi in 12 Works of Art

Listers, the Three Magi are wrapped in mystery yet remain an indispensable part of the Nativity Narrative. The term magi has strong connections to a Persian religious caste that produced pagan priests for Medes. It is arguably the same caste from which the Zoroaster of  Zoroastrianism arose. The priestly caste held much clout amongst the people and...
Our Lady of Milk: 20 Images of Mother Mary Nursing

Our Lady of Milk: 20 Images of Mother Mary Nursing

Known by many names - Maria de la Leche, Maria Lactans, Nursing Madonna - the art arguably challenges certain modern Western sensibilities.
3 Fun Sacred Heart of Jesus Activities for the Catholic Family

3 Fun Sacred Heart of Jesus Activities for the Catholic Family

To help our kids understand this love and to remember it throughout the year, SPL has put together a great list of Sacred Heart crafts and recipe ideas. Our favorites are listed here, with links to the original postings.
17 Catholic Photos from St. Peter's List

17 Catholic Photos from St. Peter’s List

The Catholic Life is the Good Life. A collection of Instagram photos used by SPL throughout 2012.
The Massacre of the Innocents in 10 Works of Art

The Massacre of the Innocents in 10 Works of Art

The Holy Innocents are the first buds of the Church killed by the frost of persecution; they died not only for Christ, but in his stead.
Unique to Unsettling: 14 Photos of Mother Mary Statues

Unique to Unsettling: 14 Photos of Mother Mary Statues

Listers, the inculturation of the Mater Dei by people groups throughout the globe and throughout the centuries has led to a plethora of beautiful and unique expressions of her maternal attributes. She is our Mother and our Queen. While displaying her regal and maternal characteristics has taken on various forms for various cultures, the themes...
6 Catholic Poems that Testify to God's Love

6 Catholic Poems that Testify to God’s Love

Listers, the Catholic Church has a vast reservoir of beautiful poetry that testifies to God’s love for Creation and us. Poetry is an excellent tool of praise and acknowledgement of all that God has given us. Perhaps not as simple nor as easily entertaining as prose would be, poetry has an added facet that is...
Splendour of the East: 5 Byzantine Hymns All Catholics Should Know

Splendour of the East: 5 Byzantine Hymns All Catholics Should Know

"We, who mystically represent the cherubim, and sing to the life-giving Trinity the thrice-holy hymn:let us lay aside all earthly cares, that we may welcome the King of All, invisibly escorted by angelic hosts. Alleluia."
Glory of Rome: 5 Latin Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

Glory of Rome: 5 Latin Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

O salutaris Hostia, quae caeli pandis ostium!
5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

Triumph, all ye cherubim, sing with us, ye seraphim, heaven and earth resound the hymn: Salve, salve, salve Regina!
4 Musical Analogies in the Theology of the Church Fathers

4 Musical Analogies in the Theology of the Church Fathers

"A beautiful breathing instrument of music the Lord made man, after His own image. And He Himself also, surely, who is the supramundane Wisdom, the celestial Word, is the all-harmonious, melodious, holy instrument of God."