• Christ Bearing the Cross 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Christ bearing the cross is by Michelangelo 1514-21.
    • The conversion of St. Paul. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The conversion of St. Paul by Michelangelo in his fresco in the Pauline chapel. (As a result of Vatican II the Ladies of Bethany enabled members of the Western Christendom Travel Seminar of Western Theological Seminary to ...
    • Crucifixion of St. Peter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Also in the Pauline chapel is Michelangelo's crucifixion of St. Peter. (Both Pauline chapel images from books)
    • Exterior of the dome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Michelangelo's dome is surmounted by a lantern at the base of which is the walkway for those who wish to climb the dome (via stairs on the exterior). The lantern provides additional fenestration for the dome and is itself ...
    • Michelangelo's Pieta 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Michelangelo's famous Pieta before it was damaged by a mentally disturbed person. With the sculpture restored it was placed behind glass for its protection.
    • Moses in La Fontana 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Purportedly the sculptor bragged that his Moses would be greater than that of Michelangelo. When at the eventual unveiling the crowd laughed, it is reported that he subsequently committed suicide.
    • The nave of St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Photographed from midway in the apse at the celebration of mass at the high altar. Under the great Bernini, baldacchino, which is over the grave of peter and directly under the great dome. At the rear of the apse the chair ...
    • Passaggio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Pieta 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A reproduction of Michelangelo's Pieta and his statues of Leah and Rachel, done in Bronze.
    • Prophet and Muse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      Sistine ceiling by Michelangelo
    • The Sala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      Photos were not allowed in the Pauline chapel which is the pope's private chapel. Through the influence of the Ladies of Bethanie and the ecumenical euphoria of Vatican II, together with the pope's recent visit to Geneva ...
    • The Scala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      This entrance to the Vatican Palace was designed by Michelangelo to alter the perspective so that this staircase looked greater, longer, and grander than it really was. This was our entrance as we began our approach to the ...
    • Scala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bronze doorway with Swiss guards in uniforms designed by Michelangelo.
    • Sentry at the Arco delle Campane 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One formerly could enter the gardens through the Arco where a Swiss guard in the uniform designed by Michelangelo protected the entry halberd in hand. Photo was taken in 1967.
    • The Sistine Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      On the ceiling cycle of prophets and sybils by Michelangelo is the prophet Ezekiel with the angel delivering God's word.
    • Statue of Moses by Michelangelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Close up of statue of Moses by Michelangelo.
    • The Swiss Guard 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      In their uniforms designed by Michelangelo the Swiss Guard with halberds at the ready guard the pope at the beginning of the papal procession.
    • Swiss Guard in Renaissance uniform 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Designed by Michelangelo the sentry guards one of the portals providing access to the Vatican Gardens.
    • The Tomb of Julius II 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The tomb of Julius II by Michelangelo. In the center is Moses surrounded by Leah and Rachel (symbols of the contemplative life).