Tag Archives: Raphael

JUST TOO COOL: All 12 Raphael Tapestries back in the Sistine Chapel

For your Just Too Cool file. For the first time in centuries all 12 tapestries commission by Leo X and designed by Raphael are back in the Sistine Chapel where they belong. For a week only. The 12 tapestries were … Read More

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“Be Thou unto us, O Lord, a help when we go forward, a comfort by the way…”

As it is the Feast of Raphael the Archangel in the older, traditional Roman calendar, I’ll share something I wrote for the UK’s best Catholic weekly… also, I’m traveling today, back to Rome after a nice rest at Lake Garda. … Read More

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Pope Francis: “Europe is now a “grandmother”, no longer fertile and vibrant”

During the last few days someone remarked to me… – birth rates are lower than ever in developed countries (except where certain groups seem to be having lots of children, such as Muslims in formerly-Christian Europe) – a pop tart, … Read More

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