The 23rd annual stations of the cross pageant at St John the Baptist Church Clontarf Road. The Easter pagent is performerd by members of the Parish. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the most striking images of the Easter story is a fresco by Fra Angelico in the Dominican Convent of San Marco in Florence. Entit(...)

Dream states:  “First light”, a detail of “Going Forth By Day” by Bill Viola (2002). Private collection. Photograph:  Kira Perov

The silhouette of a woman emerges from a wall of fire, then collapses headfirst into a reflecting pool. The flames subside into electric-blue r(...)

Crooked history: the Clonmacnoise crozier, from the 11th century. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

On the very rare days when it wasn’t raining and my father wasn’t working, he took us on long walks around Dublin Bay. On the somewhat more fre(...)