The Richness of Michelangelo's Art Shared with the Poor

Source: FSSPX News

On January 28, 2019, the poor of Rome were invited by the Papal Charities to fill the 1300 seats of the Via della Conciliazione auditorium in Rome for free for an art history and catechism show entitled The Last Judgment, Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel.

Produced with the collaboration of the Scientific Council of the Vatican Museums, the 60-minute show—that has been presented in Rome since March 15, 2018—offers a virtual tour of the famous chapel.

270° projections, music, actors… A spectacle that takes the audience back in time to discover the history of Michelangelo’s masterpiece as well as its spiritual dimension.

On the afternoon of January 28, poor people, beggars, refugees and even a few prisoners who were granted exceptional leave, gathered in the auditorium to see this show that has been received with enthusiasm by public and critics alike.

The frescoes of Michelangelo Buonarroti, painted at Pope Julius II’s request during the first half of the 16th century, offer a beautiful and profound meditation on the last ends for those who contemplate them with the eyes of Faith.

See the presentation video on Youtube.