The Vatican Observatory Foundation presents the first-ever App from any division of the Vatican.

About The Vatican Observatory

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 The Vatican Observatory Foundation

The Vatican Observatory Foundation is the humanitarian fundraising arm of the Vatican Observatory,    supporting the Vatican Observatory’s mission of bridging the nexus of faith and science in scientific education, research and discovery.

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“Father Mike's uplifting message of faith and hope is inspired by the Scripture and will bring you comfort, peace and the joy of God's promise.”

--Father George Coyne,
Emeritus Director Vatican Observatory

Start your day with insightful reflections of faith, inspiration and spirituality presented by the Vatican Observatory Foundation and delivered on screen by Father Mike Manning, recipient of the Pope’s award of excellence. These daily reflections are inspired by scripture, using God’s uplifting message as a guide in your daily life, supporting the Foundation’s mission of scientific research, education and discovery.