Mike Leonard and Matt Leonard, Directors for the Catholicism
series, posted these beautiful, artistic pictures of the filming excursion to Florence and Ireland-- just another example of the tremendous beauty of God's creation. Father Barron and Word on Fire team, through the Catholicism
series, intend to make present the overwhelming beauty of the faith for every Catholic.
Father Barron and the team sent back pictures from their time in Ireland filming for the Catholicism
series. While in County Donegal, they visited "Lough Derg
," also known as "St. Patrick's Purgatory
." Learn about this attraction and see more photos from the trip here.
Father Barron and the Catholicism
film crew are currently in Florence, Italy, on their final filming excursion for the Catholicism
In addition to visiting the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as the "Duomo") and the Uffizi Gallery, which boasts of masterpieces from the great Renaissance painters Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and countless others, Father Barron and the team visited the birthplace of one of Christianity's greatest poets, Dante Alighieri.
Dante was born in Florence and lived from 1265-1321. His great poem, the Divine Comedy
, has influenced Christian thinkers for generations. In his book, And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation
, Father Barron reflects upon this epic poem at length, expounding upon its correlation to the deepest truths of the spiritual life...
Charles Lewis, Editor for the Holy Post
religion blog, part of Canada's National Post
, interviewed Father Barron
recently regarding the public response to his article on CNN that encouraged Christians to "pray for" Christopher Hitchens. He also discussed the Catholicism
series, for which the team is currently on a filming excursion in Florence and Ireland.
to visit Holy Post
, or read more on the Word on Fire Blog.
In addition, Father Barron is a contributor for a new media event at www.Patheos.com
entitled, "The Future of Catholicism.
" Starting today, the website will feature a week's lineup of Catholic contributors weighing in on the Church's "internal vitality and its public position in society and the world." Be sure to read Father Barron's contribution
this week, and weigh in with your thoughts on all of the articles.
Dr. Denis McNamara weighs in on another beautiful Cathedral that represents both the aesthetic and theological beauty of Catholicism, the Cathedral of Toledo. Watch the video here on the Word on Fire Blog.
Be sure to follow along for updates on the Catholicism Project Pilgrimage Page!