Art & Architecture
Monks & Beer: 13 Paintings by Eduard von Grützner

Monks & Beer: 13 Paintings by Eduard von Grützner

Listers, Eduard Theodor Ritter von Grützner (May 26, 1846 – April 2, 1925) was a German painter and professor of art especially noted for his genre paintings of monks. Grützner was, along with Carl Spitzweg and Franz von Defregger, one of Munich’s leading genre painters in the second half of the 19th century. The paintings...
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

isters, 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.
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.
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.
5 Statues of Mother Mary that are Unique (and Some Unsettling)

5 Statues of Mother Mary that are Unique (and Some Unsettling)

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

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 not as evident in prose.
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."
The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration: 8 Teachings from Cardinal Burke

The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration: 8 Teachings from Cardinal Burke

Listers, His Eminence Cardinal Burke is amongst the forefront of faithful Catholic leaders doing all they can to restore the Sacred Tradition of Holy Mother Church.
The Crisis of Contemporary Catholic Art and Literature: 4 Reasons Why You Should Care

The Crisis of Contemporary Catholic Art and Literature: 4 Reasons Why You Should Care

Think of all your favorite Catholic authors (Chesterton, Tolkien, O'Connor, Percy, Greene, Powers). Besides being Catholic, what other common similarity do they all share?
3 Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul

3 Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul

Catholic authors have to toe a very thin line when trying to write works that will testify to the Catholic experience in art and literature. However, this is difficult when trying to appeal to a secular audience.
6 Types of Catholic Churches: The Basics

6 Types of Catholic Churches: The Basics

There are many kinds of Catholic Churches, and each kind has further subclasses which make for a rather confusing classification system. Here is a quick list comprised of highlights from the Catholic Encyclopedia pages on various kinds of Churches.
The Glory of Catholic Art: Matthew Alderman Studios Presents 21 Must-See Images

The Glory of Catholic Art: Matthew Alderman Studios Presents 21 Must-See Images

MATTHEW ALDERMAN is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame's distinguished classical design program and a noted expert and frequent speaker on traditional liturgical planning, church furnishing design and sacred art.
10 Architectural Terms All Catholics Should Know

10 Architectural Terms All Catholics Should Know

Let us remember and return to the rich architectural traditions of both the East and the West.
Dictionnaire Infernal: 24 Demon Sketches

Dictionnaire Infernal: 24 Demon Sketches

The Dictionnaire Infernal (English: Infernal Dictionary) is a book on demonology, organized in hellish hierarchies.