When twenty-three year old Michelangelo Buonarroti arrived in Rome to complete his very first public commission, he was provided with a single block of marble, a one-year timeframe, and a sacred theme: the Pietà.
From Spiritual Struggle to Marian Surrender
If you've not been in the Vatican basilica on February 22, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, by all means put that on your bucket list.
This is the final article in a series of three.
This is the second article in a series of three.
In this witty, elegant, revelatory biography, Richard Greene states that his "book takes a very high view of Graham Greene's accomplishments and so endorses the common opinion of three generations of writers and critics that he is one of the most important figures in modern literature."