Tag Archives: Sistine Chapel

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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¡Viva Cristo Rey! Sistine Chapel replicated in Mexico over the tomb of Plutarco Elias Calles

Via CRUX 2.0 we find something that is just too cool from AP. Sistine Chapel replica unveiled in Mexico City A private art project has created a temporary replica of the chapel in Mexico’s art deco Monument to the Revolution, using more … Read More

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The slide continues… rock in the Sistine Chapel

We saw that the Sistine Chapel was rented out to Porsche. We had the projections of critters on the facade of the Vatican Basilica. Now we have rock music in, again, the Sistina. From Reuters: U2’S THE EDGE BECOMES FIRST … Read More

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Sistine Chapel “rented” out to Porsche?

Someone allowed the the Sistine Chapel to be “rented” for a corporate event. HERE  Someone else in the Holy Sees denies that it was “rented”.   However, a big German corporation gave money to the Holy See and, after that, … Read More

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Pope Francis baptized baby of couple with civil marriage only

This is interesting. Today Pope Francis followed the custom of other Popes and baptized babies in the Sistine Chapel. But wait!  There’s more! I read in La Stampa that the parents of one of the babies isn’t married. That is to … Read More

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Conclave concludes: Mass in the Sistine Chapel with Cardinals

His Holiness Pope Francis has begun his Mass in the Sistine Chapel with all the Cardinals. Thus we bring to an end the Conclave rites, though the conclave is officially over now. Some shots and comments (for as long a … Read More

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Very cool webpage

The Vatican websites have a couple really cool pages. Here is one of them.

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New director of the Sistine Chapel Choir

This looooong overdue.   It is hard to understand what took Pope Benedict so long to take this important step for the improvement of papal liturgies in St. Peter’s Basilica. Fr. Massimo Palombella was appointed as the director of the Sistine … Read More

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Ad orientem… so needed, so right

The Holy Father once again celebrates ad orientem for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. What I think is important here is not only the image, nice as it is, but also the fact that there was no … Read More

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