Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican newspaper pays tribute to Resurrection sculpture in papal audience hall

Catholic World News - September 20, 2012

L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to Pericle Fazzili and his monumental “Resurrection” sculpture on the 35th anniversary of its placement in the hall used for papal general audiences.

“The religious yearning that enlivened [Fazzili] soon was accompanied by the impatient desire to define his own style with cultural references ranging in tradition and modernity,” writes Chiara Barbato. “It is clear from his brief statements that the terms ‘art and religion’ communicate and converge, if in their respective channels, in a single sentiment of faith: ‘for us, young people, every statue is a prayer.’”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($21,532 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,467.95
62% 38%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: filioque - Sep. 20, 2012 6:18 AM ET USA

    Sorry, I have stared long and hard at that thing, a great distraction during papal audiences, and it resembles nothing so much as a briar patch. I cannot fathom what it has to do with the Resurrection. It is ugly and should be melted down so that something beautiful can be made.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A Fresh Range of Topics 8 hours ago
Through an even darker glass: On knocking the popes for socialism.... 9 hours ago
Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15