• Adoration of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The adoration of the Magi above the high altar was painted by Giacinto Gimignani 1634.
    • Archives of the Propaganda Fidei 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Going back to the beginnings of the Jesuit order and their missionary activity and the propagation of the faith.
    • Chapel of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Once again Borromini works his architectural, visual, magic within a relatively constricted space. See Paolo Portoghesi for his definitive work on Borromini.
    • Close up of the ceiling 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A close up of the intersecting arches of the ceiling
    • Former library now archival hall of the Propaganda Fidei 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Western Seminary students are in the library due to the courtesy of Father Willi Henkel.
    • Full view of the ceiling 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Without a dome and cupulo Borromini uses the intersection of the arches to frame the Gloria with the descending symbol of the Holy Spirit.
    • Nave of the chapel of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The height of the ceiling of this narrow chapel contributes to the illusion of space, which is augmented by Borromini's ceiling.
    • Professor Willi Henkel, O.B.M. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Professor Willi Henkel, O.B.M. displays a rare archival artifact to the Western Theological Seminary students.
    • Propaganda Fidei 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The conservator of the Propaganda Fidei and his assistant nun gives us an demonstration of the preservation of rare archives.
    • Propaganda Fidei 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      On the long side of the Propaganda, with it's main entrance on a very narrow street, Borromini was charged with constructing a grand entrance worthy of the Propaganda.