Prayers, musing, photos. Mostly photos.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Advent Wreath
We begin the season of Advent at the time of year when the dark gathers earliest, when the days are shortest, when the short-lived ligh...
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Window in the church commemorating the 25th anniversary of the paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Amry's arrival i...
Friday, November 10, 2017
Even the horse wears a robe
A king rides off to battle in this window from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. It seems like you're pretty much wearing a neon sign sa...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Here we have some more battle scenes preserved in church stained glass windows. These are from St Chapelle in Paris. The King's ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Nearly (Headless) Wednesday
A detail from a 13th century window from St Chapelle (the private chapel of King Louis IX). Most of the windows in St Chapelle are orig...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Twelfth century stained glass windows adorn one section of Chartres Cathedral in France. These are scenes from the life of Charlemagne ...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Madonna with Paratroopers
This is the paratrooper window at Sainte-Mere-Eglise in Normandy, the village where, as part of the beginning of the D-Day invasion, on ...
Friday, November 3, 2017
Saints at the Foot of the Cross
Fra Angelico depicts the women (along with the Beloved Disciple) at the foot of the cross. Mary the mother of Jesus in her Marian blue...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
All Faithful Departed
Fra Angelico's rendering (one of many) of the harrowing of Hell, when Christ broke down the gates of Hell (check out the squashed d...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
All Saints' Day
6th Century mosaic of women saints at Sant Appollonare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one...
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