Artist’s work aims to make Stations of the Cross ‘more immediate’
Apr 03 2011
WASHINGTON – Pennsylvania artist Virginia Maksymowicz said she created her sculpted reliefs of the Stations of the Cross using real people as models because she wanted each Station to seem “more immediate” to viewers than be some abstract imagery they could easily dismiss.
Robert Twynham, acclaimed Baltimore composer and musician, dies at 80
Mar 29 2011
Robert Twynham, an internationally known composer of liturgical music and the longtime music director at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland, died March 23. He was 80. A memorial Mass is being planned for early May at Corpus Christi in Baltimore, his home parish.
Basilica to display Mangione gift to college library April 5
Mar 28 2011
A Heritage Edition of the “Saint John’s Bible,” a fine art reproduction of a handwritten text, will be on display at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore during an evening of prayer and reflection April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Loyola University Maryland, College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a gift to those institutions from the Mangione Family.
Paulist campus minister and film reviewer dies
Mar 25 2011
Paulist Father Phillip J. Cunningham, a former Catholic chaplain at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a film reviewer for The Catholic Review, died March 11 at age 88.
WYD organizers expect more than 1 million in Madrid
Mar 17 2011
VATICAN CITY – With more than 1 million Catholic youths expected to converge on Madrid for World Youth Day in August, organizers are busy making final preparations, including the choice of new songs for the crowds to sing in addition to the much-criticized official hymn.
Summer camps at local attractions foster fun and creative thinking
Mar 03 2011
The concept of summer camp has evolved from those lazy days of swimming, bug-collecting and free play. Today, children have plenty of opportunities for summer fun that also expands their minds. Whether they’re into art, science, exploration, photography or other creative pursuits, chances are one of Baltimore’s fine museums or attractions has a summer camp that’s a perfect match.
For college students, charity begins in Baltimore
Feb 21 2011
There is much laughter in the Project SERVE house on Mulberry Street as the young adults, who have come here for a year-long Peace Corps-style experience, explain what led them to the Catholic Charities program.
Pennsylvania Avenue: Corridor of African American Catholic History
Feb 17 2011
Once a major venue for entertainers of national repute, Pennsylvania Avenue holds a rich history for African-American Catholics. Here one finds the “Mother Church” for African-American Catholics in West Baltimore, the site of the original seminary for the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and a monument recognizing the formation of the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
Tradition of relics on display at Walters Art Museum
Feb 14 2011
“We long to be perfectly carved and sculpted in the image of good men,” wrote Hugh of St. Victor, the famous 12th century scholar and teacher at the royal abbey in Paris, in a manual for young novices.