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The divine illuminated through Leonardo

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci, started in 1499

The National Gallery’s unique assembly of masterpieces may never be seen again

Altarpieces restored to full glory

The Birth of the Virgin (about 1440) by the Master of the Osservanza

The National Gallery’s groundbreaking exhibition displays altarpieces as more than just works of art

The Cathedral shows us the way ahead

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, September 18. A graceful silver 18th-century standing crucifix is positioned on the altar

Parishes throughout Britain should draw inspiration from the papal Mass at Westminster Cathedral, says Fr Anthony Symondson SJ

Building shrines for the new Blessed

A digital rendering of the future Newman Chapel at the London Oratory                                                                                        (Image courtesy of Russell Taylor Architects)

Fr Anthony Symondson SJ describes three new chapels in Birmingham, London and Oxford that will be dedicated to John Henry Newman

Three Shrines for Newman

The forthcoming beatification of John Henry, Cardinal Newman has led to some significant architectural commissions