Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox and her guest, Debbie Garza, Ministry of Pilgrimage Group Leader for Pilgrim Center of Hope to the Basilica of Santa Croce (or Basilica of the Holy Cross) in Florence, Italy! This pilgrim destination has many connections to a multitude of famous artists, is the largest Franciscan church in the world, and is the final resting place of Michelangelo.
During our journey, you will discover:
- The church that is called the Temple of Italian Glories, its history and some of its many famous works of art.
- What was the faith of the Renaissance artists like?
- How can sacred art greatly impact our daily spiritual journey?
- Visio Divina – a brief guide in contemplating art and more!
Featured Image: “Firenze – Basilica di Santa Croce” by Fred Romero from Paris, France, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Jewel for the Journey
Painters, sculptors, and musicians, … photographers and poets, artists of every discipline, are called to shine beauty, especially where darkness or gray dominates everyday life. They are the custodians of beauty, heralds, and witnesses of hope for humanity. – Pope Francis
A Closer Look at the Our Mother of Africa Chapel:
Where is the Basilica of Santa Croce Located?