Rorate Caeli

The Invisible is made visible

Quando la fede, in modo particolare celebrata nella liturgia, incontra l’arte, si crea una sintonia profonda, perché entrambe possono e vogliono parlare di Dio, rendendo visibile l’Invisibile.
The Gothic cathedral translates the aspirations of the soul into architectural lines, and is a synthesis between faith, art and beauty which still raises our hearts and minds to God today. When faith encounters art, in particular in the liturgy, a profound synthesis is created, making visible the Invisible, and the two great architectural styles of the Middle Ages demonstrate how beauty is a powerful means to draw us closer to the Mystery of God. May the Lord help us to rediscover that "way of beauty", surely one of the best ways to know and to love Almighty God.

Benedict XVI
November 18, 2009