the Immaculate Mother of God was assumed body and soul into heaven…

In 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption of Mary a dogma of the Catholic Church in these words: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven."Pietro Perugino … [Read more...]

Defendente Ferrari … [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat/2008/08/2748.html

A Young Nun…

by John, Gwen.The subject of this portrait is an unknown nun from the convent of the Dominican Sisters of Charity at Meudon, near Paris. Around 1913, John received a commission from the convent to paint a portrait of the nun who founded the order in 1696. The commission took several years to complete, partly because a number of the nuns requested copies to hang in their own rooms. The artist then worked for about twelve years on a series of portraits of nuns, of which this painting is one. … [Read more...]

what a Rosary is not…

... JEWELRY!This guy was sitting at my desk wearing a big silver Rosary around his neck so I asked if he was Catholic. He replied "No. Why?". Dip shit. … [Read more...]

sadness is…

... leaving your thermos of yummy chocolate flavored coffee for the morning commute at home. … [Read more...]

young man with red beret…

Jan Lievens. … [Read more...]

Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria…

Peter Paul Rubens. … [Read more...]

Guido Reni…

... St. Cecilia. … [Read more...]

what I’m listening to this very minute…

... my co-worker calling her house so she talk on her answering machine to her dogs... in baby talk. "Whose a good doggy? Whose mommy's wittle babies? You are! Yes are you!" I work with this woman. … [Read more...]


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