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allaboutmary:

Gnadenbild Dieburg
The miraculous pietà venerated in the pilgrimage church of Dieburg, Germany.

allaboutmary:

Gnadenbild Dieburg

The miraculous pietà venerated in the pilgrimage church of Dieburg, Germany.

signorcasaubon:

Solid gold sacra or cartagloria— the plaque on which are inscribed the Words of Consecration— mounted on hardwood, part of the extensive liturgical treasury of San Agustin church in Manila. 

"… but the most precious liturgical item which has survived all these turmoils is a sacra, a plaque with the words of the Consecration, of pure gold mounted on wood. Possibly a 17th-century piece, it formed a part of the treasure evacuated to Pampanga in 1762, just before Colonel Draper’s men looted San Agustin. This sacra was brought out only for the feast of San Agustin, and immediately brought back to the vault after the ceremony. It is an excellent and exceedingly rare example of the gold which left Manila aboard Acapulco-bound galleons."

Rev. Fr. Pedro Galende and Regalado Trota Jose, San Agustin: Art and History 1571 - 2000

signorcasaubon:

Solid gold sacra or cartagloria— the plaque on which are inscribed the Words of Consecration— mounted on hardwood, part of the extensive liturgical treasury of San Agustin church in Manila. 

"… but the most precious liturgical item which has survived all these turmoils is a sacra, a plaque with the words of the Consecration, of pure gold mounted on wood. Possibly a 17th-century piece, it formed a part of the treasure evacuated to Pampanga in 1762, just before Colonel Draper’s men looted San Agustin. This sacra was brought out only for the feast of San Agustin, and immediately brought back to the vault after the ceremony. It is an excellent and exceedingly rare example of the gold which left Manila aboard Acapulco-bound galleons."

Rev. Fr. Pedro Galende and Regalado Trota Jose, San Agustin: Art and History 1571 - 2000

pankurios-templeovarts:

Phantastic surreal works by Remedios Varo (1908-1963). One gallery.

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In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth.
and the Lord filled him
with the spirit of wisdom and understanding
and clothed him in a robe of glory.
Master of Saint Augustine - Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA; c.1490
ordocarmelitarum:

Bernini - The Ecstasy of St. Teresa 
" It was our Lord’s will that in this vision I should see the angel in this wise. He was not large, but small of stature, and most beautiful—his face burning, as if he were one of the highest angels, who seem to be all of fire: they must be those whom we call cherubim. Their names they never tell me; but I see very well that there is in heaven so great a difference between one angel and another, and between these and the others, that I cannot explain it. I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron’s point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it, even a large one. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying." - The Life of Teresa of Jesus

ordocarmelitarum:

Bernini - The Ecstasy of St. Teresa 

" It was our Lord’s will that in this vision I should see the angel in this wise. He was not large, but small of stature, and most beautiful—his face burning, as if he were one of the highest angels, who seem to be all of fire: they must be those whom we call cherubim. Their names they never tell me; but I see very well that there is in heaven so great a difference between one angel and another, and between these and the others, that I cannot explain it. I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron’s point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it, even a large one. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying." - The Life of Teresa of Jesus

(Source: studyblue.com, via mimirscopybook)

signorcasaubon:

Philippe de Champaigne - Saint Augustine; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA; 1650

signorcasaubon:

Philippe de Champaigne - Saint Augustine; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA; 1650

tumefacience:

Blake’s etching and last illuminated work, a copy of the classical Laocoön. Some of his personal proverbs are written around it.
The piece is also called “יָהּ[Yah] & his two Sons Satan & Adam” after the writing on the bottom. The Hebrew reads “Angel of Yahweh” and “Lilith” from top to bottom. The Greek is a name, Ophiucus, which means “serpent holder.”

tumefacience:

Blake’s etching and last illuminated work, a copy of the classical Laocoön. Some of his personal proverbs are written around it.

The piece is also called “יָהּ[Yah] & his two Sons Satan & Adam” after the writing on the bottom. The Hebrew reads “Angel of Yahweh” and “Lilith” from top to bottom. The Greek is a name, Ophiucus, which means “serpent holder.”

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signorcasaubon:


A heavily tattooed man, probably a member of one of Manila’s many street gangs, participates in a procession honoring the Ntro Padre Jesus Nazareno— a statue of Christ, in black, said to have miraculous powers.

signorcasaubon:

A heavily tattooed man, probably a member of one of Manila’s many street gangs, participates in a procession honoring the Ntro Padre Jesus Nazareno— a statue of Christ, in black, said to have miraculous powers.

hideback:

Élisée Reclus (French, 1830-1905) and Louis Bonnier (French, 1856-1946)

Shrine to the Earth for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1900

This enormous, scientifically accurate globe would have stood 418 feet tall. A spiraling ramp would have led viewers along a journey from Antarctica to the North Pole. Proposed in 1895, it was never built. Patrick Geddes called it “no mere scientific model in its institute, but the image, the shrine, and temple of the Earth-mother.” 

hisdarknostalgia:

Robin Brulat

hisdarknostalgia:

Robin Brulat

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magictransistor:

ரசவாதம்

magictransistor:

ரசவாதம்

Altar of the Eglise Saint Cyr et Saint Jullitte, Duneau, France. Delightfully airy French baroque.
theraccolta:

St. Rocco

theraccolta:

St. Rocco

(Source: scuolaecclesiamater.org)