Art that comforts
Vatican News

Vatican Museum: Beauty that unites! 32

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

Olivuccio di Ciccarello, Works of Mercy, feed the hungry, 1404. Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

Stay with us, Bread of eternal life, broken and distributed to those at table:
give also to us the strength to show generous solidarity towards the multitudes
who are even today suffering and dying from poverty and hunger,
decimated by fatal epidemics or devastated by immense natural disasters.
By the power of your Resurrection, may they too become sharers in new life.

(John Paul II, Urbi et Orbi, Easter, 27 March 2005).

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza


30 April 2020, 08:09