The Catholic Culture Podcast: 150 – Solemnities and How to Celebrate Them

Dec 20, 2022

Denis McNamara and Christopher Carstens, co-authors of the new
book Solemnities: Celebrating a Tapestry of Divine
, join the podcast to talk about the upcoming
solemnities of Christmas; Mary, Mother of God; and Epiphany.

The book (co-authored with Alexis Kutarna) covers the Church’s
17 solemnities. For each, there is a discussion of its theological
and spiritual significance, a reproduction and analysis of a great
artwork related to the solemnity, and tips on how to observe the
solemnity more deeply, from spiritual practices to festive


Solemnities: Celebrating a Tapestry of Divine Beauty

Artworks discussed in this episode:

The Mystic Nativity by Sandro Botticelli

Madonna in the Church by Jan van Eyck

Adoration of the Magi by Domenico Ghirlandaio

Follow McNamara’s ongoing video series discussing sacred art

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