Painted Romanesque (Dennis Aubrey)


Next spring PJ and I are going to have an exhibition at the French Cultural Center in Boston. The subject will be “The Painted Romanesque” – a collection of pictures of brightly painted Romanesque churches in France. We are all accustomed to see Romanesque and Gothic churches with their austere bone-white pillars, walls, and vaulting […]

A Cathedral in Autun (Dennis Aubrey)


In the wonderful English translation of the first volume of the Zodiaque series “La Nuit des Temps”, Paul Veyriras writes, “At Autun, we are confronted with medieval Christian spirituality in its full splendour. The humility of Autun, its pure and childish charm are so typically Christian that they never were and never will be equaled.” […]

A Song in Provence (Dennis Aubrey)


The Basilique Sainte Anne in the Provencal town of Apt is one of our favorite memories, for a number of reasons. There are, of course, the architecture and the history. Apt hosted one of the first Christian communities in Gaul and had a cathedral as early as the third century. This structure and the city […]

De Profundis (Dennis Aubrey)


“De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem meam. Fiant aures tuæ intendentes in vocem deprecationis meæ.” Psalm 130 “Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 130, King James Version One of our readers, […]

Our Personal Favorites


PJ and I have published over 400 posts in our three and a half years on this Via Lucis blog. Thirty of those are guest posts from our stellar contributors. About 50 of them are reposts from early on when we had few visitors. That leaves a great many articles describing our beloved Romanesque and […]