JRR Tolkien

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The exhibition “Tolkien: Man, Teacher, Author” runs through Feb. 11, 2024, at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome.

How Tolkien influenced the conversion to Christianity of his friend C.S. Lewis

Jan 23, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome is currently hosting an exhibition on the life of the... Read more

Pope Francis takes a figure of the Christ child in his arms at the end of the Vatican's Mass for the Nativity of the Lord on Dec. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis’ Christmas Mass: Jesus was born to save the world

Dec 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis shared a message in his Christmas homily for anyone who may be feeling sad or discouraged. Read more

The cover of “Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography” by Holly Ordway.

New book explores J.R.R. Tolkien’s faith and how it imbued his work

Sep 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Holly Ordway’s new book, “Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography,” explores the renowned author’s Catholic faith and how it influenced his... Read more

Pope Francis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Pope Francis cites JRR Tolkien in essay on storytelling

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope referred to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ author in the afterword to a new book. Read more

20 Northmoor Road, Oxford, where JRR Tolkien lived with his family from 1930 to 1947.

Effort to buy and preserve Tolkien house in Oxford

Dec 4, 2020

Actors from the films trilogies the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” have backed a campaign to turn the... Read more

'Kullervo marches to war' by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Incest, suicide, and murder: What we can expect from Tolkien’s dark new story

Aug 19, 2015

By Kate Veik

A previously unpublished short story by J.R.R. Tolkien will release in the U.K. next week, and it promises to give... Read more