Castel Gandolfo Archives - Crux



  • Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration

    Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration

    • May 28, 2017

    Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican observatory, says, “It (science) always makes my faith stronger because it makes my relationship with the Creator much richer. When I go to pray, the God I encounter in prayer I compare with the God I encounter in creation. And see it is the same God.”

  • When the pope’s palace became a refugee center and neonatal unit

    When the pope’s palace became a refugee center and neonatal unit

    • Oct 21, 2016

    As the doors of the traditional papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo are thrown open to the public today, it’s worth recalling that during WWII the same thing happened, only not for a museum tour but to save the lives of refugees, displaced persons and people hunted by the Nazis.

  • It’s not necessarily the end of an era for Castel Gandolfo

    It’s not necessarily the end of an era for Castel Gandolfo

    • Oct 18, 2016

    To read the Italian press, one would think Thursday marks the definitive end of an era for Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of popes for the last four centuries, now being opened to the public as a museum. In Catholicism, however, the past is not only not dead, it’s not even past.