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Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in the Vatican Museums

Sacred art, by being true and beautiful, should evoke and glorify the mystery of God made visible in Christ, and lead to the adoration and love of God, the Creator and Savior, who is the surpassing, invisible Beauty of Truth and Love. The beauty of sacred art is always a fruit of a deeper knowledge and love of God in Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Who is all beautiful.” – Pope Benedict XVI, March 19, 2011

In 2017,  Fr. Kevin Lixey, LC, left his role as Regnum Christi chaplain in Atlanta to take on a new mission as the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museum.

This Lent, he and his colleagues send a gift from Rome, brief video meditations on the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary with art from the Vatican Pinacoteca (art gallery).

The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony of Christ 

Art: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane by Giovanni di Paolo

The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

Art: The Flagellation by a Master of the Trevi Crucifix

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

Art: Wooden Bust of Ecce Homo by and Unknown, first decades of the XVI century

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Art: Christ carrying the cross – Marco Palmezzano

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

Art: The Crucifixion Between Saints Venantius, Peter, John the Baptist and PorphyryL’Alunno, 1480 ca.