Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Gone on Pilgrimage

I just wanted to let our readers know that things will be a little slower than usual this week on NLM. I am currrently in the north of Italy, on a pilgrimage organized by the Schola Sainte Cécile from Paris, visiting a series of major churches and shrines, and attending Masses and Vespers sung by one of the best choirs in the world. The schedule is pretty full, so I won’t have a lot of time to post here, but there will be a lot of beautiful photos, and hopefully some videos, to share with you in the coming days and weeks. Yesterday, we visited the city of Vercelli; here are some photos of the early 13th century basilica of St Andrew, an interesting example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. The church was inspired by Cistercian architecture, and in the spirit of Cistercian austerity, does not have a lot of decoration inside, but is an impressively large and luminous space.

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