Books
Franco Mormando
A survey of Salvador Dali's Catholic period
Books
Franco Mormando
A guide to the politics and folklore of the Virgin of Chartres
Art
Franco Mormando
An Easter reflection on Fontana's 'Noli Me Tangere'
Art
Franco Mormando
If Jesus were a gardener, what kind of garden would he plant?
Portfolio
Franco Mormando
Georges Rouault's art draws our attention to the spiritual dimension of human experience
Franco Mormando
A video and a slideshow
Arts & CultureBooks
Franco Mormando
A memoir written by someone not quite a public figure and still a rather young man may not seem compelling to the general population but Charles Scribner rsquo s spiritual-literary-artistic autobiography will at least claim the attention of those who gratefully remember the wonderful New York publi
Arts & Culture
Franco Mormando
Not only did Fra Giovanni paint like an angel; he was, in his personal life, an angel himself. The friar’s “angelic” style and “rare and perfect talent,” Vasari informs us, were the result of a “simple and devout life.”
Books
Franco Mormando
In case you have ever wondered why the facade of St Peter rsquo s Basilica in Rome seems so disproportionately and disagreeably wide in relation to its height the explanation is that the final bays on both of its sides are in fact not part of the facade itself They instead represent the lower por
Books
Franco Mormando
On Nov 7 1630 Orazio Morandi abbot of the Roman monastery of Santa Prassede and former general of the Benedictine order of Vallombrosa was found dead in his cell in the Eternal City rsquo s Tor di Nona prison Although the doctor on duty and a friar confessor insisted that he died a natural dea