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The Science of Writing for the Family  14/01/2014 The Science of Writing for the Family
A Pastoral Graphology Course at the Pontifical Theological Faculty “St. Bonaventure”
On the Way to Jesus  13/12/2013 On the Way to Jesus
One of the popular Christian traditions for Christmas, the novena of the “posada” is celebrated in Latin America, as a journey toward the encounter with Jesus
Educating the Couple  09/01/2013 Educating the Couple
Two Paintings, Almost the Same. The Differences Tell Us How the Meaning of Marriage Has Changed Today.

Entriamo nella casa dei coniugi Arnolfini e ci pare di conoscerla già. Sono secoli ormai che questa casa tiene aperta la sua porta al grande pubblico, secoli che viene visitata, commentata o, semplicemente, guardata.

Michelangelo Merisi detto il Caravaggio (1571-1610)  09/01/2013 Michelangelo Merisi detto il Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Rest on the Flight to Egypt” (1595-1596). Oil on canvas - 133 x 166.5 cm. Galleria Doria Pamphili, Rome

The image of Mary as mother presented through the centuries by Christian art is centered on love and contemplative interiority. We sense in countless images from the Middle Ages onwards that the artist wanted to illustrate the attitude described by Luke, in his narrative of the worship offered to the infant by some shepherds, when he says, “As for Mary, she kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (2:19).

Rembrandt (1606-1669)  21/12/2012 Rembrandt (1606-1669)
The Holy Family (oil on canvas, 1645). St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum © 2011. Foto Scala, Florence

In a room immersed in darkness, there is a workshop and a sitting room with tools, chairs and a little stove for heating. On a diagonal from the left, a light from heaven with a stream of little angels pours out over Mary and the Child, the light of revelation.

Henry Moore (1898-1986)  20/12/2012 Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Family group (bronze, 1949). London, Tate Gallery. 152 cm. high. Photo: Hermann Buresch© 2011. Foto Scala, Florence/BPK, Bildagentur fuer Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, Berlin

A man and a woman are sitting next to each other on a bench. Their arms entwine to hold their little child together, a living tie between them, a permanent bond. Their raised knees and hollow busts form a kind of hospitable nest: the family is the sanctuary of life.

Jacopo della Quercia (c.1374-1438)  20/12/2012 Jacopo della Quercia (c.1374-1438)
Adam and Eve at work (marble tile, 1429-34) Bologna, Major portal of Saint Petronio with stories of Genesis Photographer: Alinari, Fratelli (c.1938)

With a rather arid, barren hill in the background, Eve is spinning wool while her two small sons grab at her legs. Adam is digging the ground with a spade while his cape flutters in the wind.

Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)  20/12/2012 Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)
Wedding at Cana (oil on canvas, 1562-1563) Paris, Louvre © 2011. Foto Scala, Florence

A splendid feast celebrated in the open space of a very noble city with the lively participation of a great crowd. In the proscenium the large banquet table is placed on three sides with the bride and groom to the left, and Jesus Christ and Mary in the center

La Sacra Famiglia e la SS. Trinità  11/04/2012 La Sacra Famiglia e la SS. Trinità

Durante l’udienza generale di mercoledì 11 aprile, Benedetto XVI ha benedetto il mosaico della Sacra Famiglia realizzato da p. Marko Rupnik, immagine ufficiale dei prossimi Incontri Mondiali delle famiglie.

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