Friday, August 13, 2010:
How much of the history of our Catholic faith do you know? Well, we learned quite a bit when we spent some time at the Vatican Splendors (http://www.vaticansplendors.com/) exhibit held at the History Museum here in St. Louis. There were a lot of pieces of art work that were magnificent in telling the history of our faith. Some of these pieces were being shown for the first time to the general public! From the beginnings of the apostles Peter and Paul, and the early church, the "splendors" took us through a journey of learning about our popes and the happenings of our Church throughout the centuries. Towards the end of our tour, we touched the cast of the hand of Pope John II (just about the only thing we could touch there!)...which was special. Speaking about media, the "splendors" were an excellent way to help many meet God in the arts simply through the description of stories in the Scriptures alongside the hardcore facts of our Catholic faith and traditions that have stood the test of time. It was truly edifying - be sure to visit the "splendors" when you can...its well worth your time!