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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 62

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.

Pinturicchio,  Assumption of the Virgin, Borgia Apartment, Room of Mysteries, Fresco,
© Musei Vaticani.

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

We are certain that each one of us is precious in your eyes
and that nothing in our hearts has estranged you.
May that we allow your sweet gaze
to reach us and the perpetual warmth of your smile.
Guard our life with your embrace:
bless and strengthen every desire for good;
give new life and nourishment to faith;
sustain and enlighten hope;
awaken and animate charity;
guide us all on the path to holiness.

(Pope Francis, Act of Entrustment to Mary to the Virgin of Fatima,
Pope Francis,  13 October 2013)

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15 August 2020, 08:00