Meditations on Vatican Art allows you to deepen your relationship with God as you reflect on art from the Vatican collections and pray the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Mark Haydu, International Coordinator of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, serves as the spiritual guide for this exquisite collection of art, contemplation, and prayer. The book follows the four categories of the Ignatian Exercises: 1) Creation, 2) Sin, 3) Jesus Christ, and 4) Resurrection.
Each day of prayer includes:
- Vatican Art image with a poetic overview and short descriptive background information about the art
- Scripture passage
- Reflection on the art image and scripture passage
- Concluding prayer
- Reflective questions for the reader to ponder or use as writing prompts
Create your own retreat with these 28 days of prayer or feast on their beauty as time allows. A rich treasury of art and spirituality for all those seeking to grow in their experience of God.
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Meditations on Vatican Art
Mark Haydu, LC, is the international coordinator of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. He guides the activities of patron chapters in both the United States and Europe and has managed development for numerous restorations. Fr. Haydu also serves as a spiritual director for seminarians and offers an expertise and background in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, in addition to his 20-plus years of communicating faith through art and images. He holds a bachelor degree and licentiate degree in both Theology and Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.