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Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in the Vatican Museums

Sacred art, by being true and beautiful, should evoke and glorify the mystery of God made visible in Christ, and lead to the adoration and love of God, the Creator and Savior, who is the surpassing, invisible Beauty of Truth and Love. The beauty of sacred art is always a fruit of a deeper knowledge and love of God in Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Who is all beautiful.” – Pope Benedict XVI, March 19, 2011

In 2017,  Fr. Kevin Lixey, LC, left his role as Regnum Christi chaplain in Atlanta to take on a new mission as the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museum.

This Lent, he and his colleagues send a gift from Rome, brief video meditations on the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary with art from the Vatican Pinacoteca (art gallery).

The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony of Christ 

Art: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane by Giovanni di Paolo

The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

Art: The Flagellation by a Master of the Trevi Crucifix

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

Art: Wooden Bust of Ecce Homo by and Unknown, first decades of the XVI century

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Art: Christ carrying the cross – Marco Palmezzano

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

Art: The Crucifixion Between Saints Venantius, Peter, John the Baptist and PorphyryL’Alunno, 1480 ca.

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Alex Kucera

Atlanta

Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!