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Combining art and catechesis was really first introduced to me back in 1993 when I was confronted by its beauty and power while wandering through the monastery of San Marco (now a museum) in Florence, Italy.  Blessed Fra Angelico had decorated its walls with frescos of beautiful and contemplative images from the lives of Jesus […]

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Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation.  Outside of the Christmas and Easter Holy Days, the Annunciation is my absolute favorite feast.  I’m sure seeing in person the great Annunciation fresco painting by Blessed Fra Angelico, in Florence’s San Marco Monastery back in 1993, had a lot to do with helping me discover this feast.  […]

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