“I have visited Rome several times. Last year I was there and visited the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. When entering the church, I met Him unexpected.” Submitted by Theo Bouten. As Mary is honored in a special way this month of May, you may be interested in Marian resources.


Assisi Scene

April 29, 2011

in Places

“Assisi, a God place.” Submitted by Gelli Ma. Have you been on a particularly meaningful trip? Send us a photo for possible inclusion on Picturing God.


Crucifix in Florence

April 8, 2011

in Religious

Crucifix in a Florence, Italy, museum. What touched me about this particular crucifix was that I was able to get very close to it for a moment of private reflection. Submitted by Denise. You may also be interested in these resources. The Seven Last Words (online Flash meditations) Freedom in the Midst of Suffering: The […]

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Alabaster Window

April 5, 2011

in Objects

Alabaster window in Ravenna, Italy. “How much beauty lies hidden for lack of illumination? Show me the corners of my heart You are waiting for me to expose to Your light.” Submitted by Heidi Nelson. In this fourth week of Lent, join the online community in Other6 Prays Lent.


The Chair of St. Peter

February 22, 2011

in Places,Religious

The feast of the Chair of St. Peter is February 22. The Apostleship of Prayer explained this feast in a helpful video last year. This photo was taken from the balcony level of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Submitted by Denise.

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Candle Stands

February 9, 2011

in Objects,Religious

“I find God in this photo because of the prayers attached to each candle in the picture. I took the photo at a church in Italy, and there were two other sets of these candle stands. With all of the flames lit, it reminds me of the saying about prayer rising like incense.” Submitted by […]


Roman Rooftops

January 20, 2011

in Places

“Taken from the Jesuit Bellarmino Residence in Rome, these rooftops make me think of all the people over the centuries who have lived below, and I give thanks for what Rome has given the world.” Submitted by Paul Brian Campbell, SJ. Join Paul at his blog, People for Others.


San Damiano Nativity

December 27, 2010

in Objects,Religious

Nativity scene in San Damiano, near Assisi, Italy, home to St. Francis. Submitted by Denise.