Massive image of Our Lady of Guadalupe painted on side of Riverside County church

Church members think it’s one of the biggest images of the Virgin of Guadalupe in California

The vibrant, 35-foot-tall mural has caused passersby to stop, cross themselves, and take pictures of the massive image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, painted on the side of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Home Gardens community between Riverside and Corona. It’s been two weeks in the making, and Mexican artist Antonio Martínez Guzmán, on Thursday, Feb. 2, was painting the … [Read more...]

New statues at San Jose cathedral

Bishop Patrick McGrath blessed statues of Saint Clare and Saint Joseph with Jesus recently installed at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph

The following comes from an August 19 Valley Catholic article by Liz Sullivan: Just two days after the Feast Day of the patroness of the Diocese of San Jose, two new statues were blessed and welcomed into the fold. On August 13, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath blessed the statues of Saint Clare and Saint Joseph with Jesus that were recently installed in … [Read more...]

Reagan Library sets up ‘extraordinary’ exhibit

Only west coast location that Vatican artifacts will be coming to

The following comes from a February 26 Ventura County Star article by Michele Willer-Allred: Centuries-old, one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Vatican in Rome were unveiled Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, where officials are getting ready for a new temporary exhibit that will open March 6 and run through August 28. "Vatican … [Read more...]

Hope for ugly churches

An interview with Enzo Selvaggi, founder of Heritage Liturgical, which revives sacred art and architecture in Catholic churches

The following comes from an October 19 Catholic World Report article by Jim Graves. Full interview here. Enzo Selvaggi, 36, is founder of Heritage Liturgical, a liturgical design firm in Southern California committed to reviving traditional sacred art and church architecturefor the purpose of promoting the New Evangelization. He lived in San Marco Argentano in the Calabria … [Read more...]