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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 46

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.

Benozzo Gozzoli, The Madonna hands her girdle to St Thomas, known as the Madonna of the Girdle, 1450-1452, Vatican Museum, Art Gallery © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

Mary, our Mother,
in Christ you welcome each of us as a son or daughter.
Sustain the trusting expectation of our hearts,
succour us in our infirmities and sufferings,
and guide us to Christ, your Son and our brother.
Help us to entrust ourselves to the Father who accomplishes great things.

(Pope Francis, Message for the 25th World Day of the Sick 2017)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza


13 May 2020, 08:07