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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 45

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.

Bernardo Daddi, Madonna of the Magnificat, c. 1335 Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

Mother most gentle, you know each one by name,
you know each one’s face and personal history,
and you love them all with maternal benevolence
that wells up from the very heart of Divine Love.
I entrust and consecrate them all to you,
Mary Most Holy, Mother of God and our Mother.

(Benedict XVI, Prayer to our Lady, Fatima 12 May 2010)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza

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13 May 2020, 08:07