Start your day with insightful words of inspiration and spirituality from Father Mike Manning inspired by the Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest institutes in the world dedicated to the nexus of faith and knowledge. Enjoy daily, weekly, and monthly content that will keep your heart inspired and your mind open to all of the ways in which God works within the universe and his people.
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-Video Sermonettes from Father Mike Manning
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- Download your favorite reflection within the app for offline entertainment
About the Vatican Observatory and the Vatican Observatory Foundation
Almost four centuries ago, the Vatican established the Vatican Observatory (Specola
Vaticana) as a historical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See, with an emphasis on scientific research and discovery. Originally based in the Tower of the Winds within the Vatican in Rome, the Vatican Observatory is now headquartered at the summer residence of the Pope and a nearby convent in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. Here, at one of the principal sites of the Vatican, a short distance from Vatican City, is one of the oldest research institutions in the world, a place where grandeur combines with faith and tradition to create a center of discovery. The
Vatican Observatory Foundation was established to provide financial support for of the Vatican Observatory's mission of discovery: cutting-edge scientific research and education conducted by the Vatican Observatory and maintenance of the Vatican Observatory's state-of-the-art telescope facilities.
About Father Mike Manning
Father Mike Manning is a Catholic priest whose unique ministry is television. He is the recipient of the prestigious Papal award Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice Cross from Pope Benedict XVI, given to "Individuals whose contributions rise to a level that deserves recognition by the Universal Church," and his latest book 15 Faces of God published by Doubleday has just been released. His program, The Word in the World, is seen weekly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, putting his message into over 200,000 households across the country and around the world. His programs are also broadcast on Catholic TV networks in America and on the worldwide U.S. American Forces Network. Father has appeared as a guest on Larry King Live, The Tonight Show, Doctor Laura, The Leeza Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Phil Donahue Show, Hard Copy, Helpline, Real People, The 700 Club, and Todays Religion. On radio hes been a guest on Religious Seekers with Michael Levine and Clergy on Call. He was a regular guest on the popular radio program Religion on the Line with Dennis Pragor. He appeared with Robert De Niro in the film Guilt by Suspicion. Father Mike champions the causes of the poor and disenfranchised. His teachings bring fresh and exciting insights into the Bible and the Catholic faith.