November192012
missfolly:

Saint George, San Zeno, 1200s

missfolly:

Saint George, San Zeno, 1200s

November52012
u
disturbthebookmites:

Julian of Norwich, 14th C. English Mystic.

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disturbthebookmites:

Julian of Norwich, 14th C. English Mystic.

October292012
“Visited the President [John Adams] this evening, and heard a number of his pleasant stories. He complained of the intolerance of Christians, and thought that the old Roman system of permitting every man to worship how and what he pleased was the true one. He liked the opinion of Justin Martyr that every honest, well-disposed, moral man, even if he were an atheist, should be accounted a Christian. He said that for nearly eighty years most of his leisure moments had been spent in examining the various religions of the world, and that this was the conclusion he had come to. Some one observed that in Kentucky everybody was either a bigot or an atheist. He replied that it was pretty much the same all the world over”

Josiah Quincy on a conversation with John Adams

I love it when John Adams is irreverent.

(via foundingfatherfest)

October282012
centuriespast:

Stained Glass of St George
1400-1410
Southern Germany
Coloured glass, lead
The State Hermitage Museum

centuriespast:

Stained Glass of St George

1400-1410

Southern Germany

Coloured glass, lead

The State Hermitage Museum

(via medieval)

October262012
missfolly:

Saint Francis in Meditation, by Francisco de Zurbaran, 1635-1639

missfolly:

Saint Francis in Meditation, by Francisco de Zurbaran, 1635-1639

October232012
studyincontrasts:

rosebiar:

myaloysius:

missfolly:

Juan Martínez Montañés Cristo de la Clemencia o de los Cálices (attribution) - Immaculate Conception (la Purisma), ca. 1628 
Juan Martínez Montañés was known as ‘the Michelangelo of Wood’

studyincontrasts:

rosebiar:

myaloysius:

missfolly:

Juan Martínez Montañés Cristo de la Clemencia o de los Cálices (attribution) - Immaculate Conception (la Purisma), ca. 1628 

Juan Martínez Montañés was known as ‘the Michelangelo of Wood’


September242012
18thcentury:

Green TaraTibet, 18th century
A Buddhist goddess, Tara is the female counterpoint of Avalokiteshvara, constituted by light rays of compassion which emanate from this god. Like him, she is said to protect the devotee from the eight great physical perils, including fire, floods and the attacks from predatory animals and bandits.
Seated in a graceful “royal ease” posture on a double lotus, she holds in each hand a lotus. According to popular legend, Tara was born out of a lotus germinated from the tears of Avalokitesvara as he lamented the world’s sufferings. Her right hand exhibits the gesture of charity (varada)
(Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg, FL)

18thcentury:

Green Tara
Tibet, 18th century

A Buddhist goddess, Tara is the female counterpoint of Avalokiteshvara, constituted by light rays of compassion which emanate from this god. Like him, she is said to protect the devotee from the eight great physical perils, including fire, floods and the attacks from predatory animals and bandits.

Seated in a graceful “royal ease” posture on a double lotus, she holds in each hand a lotus. According to popular legend, Tara was born out of a lotus germinated from the tears of Avalokitesvara as he lamented the world’s sufferings. Her right hand exhibits the gesture of charity (varada)

(Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg, FL)

September202012
hideyourriches:

St Justina with the Unicorn, by Moretto de Brescia

hideyourriches:

St Justina with the Unicorn, by Moretto de Brescia

September62012
advinso:

John the Baptist (John in the Wilderness), Caravaggio, 1604.

advinso:

John the Baptist (John in the Wilderness), Caravaggio, 1604.

(Source: advinsokohno, via hideyourriches)

September12012
“When at night I go to sleep,
Fourteen angels watch do keep,
Two my head are guarding,
Two my feet are guiding;
Two upon my right hand,
Two upon my left hand.
Two who warmly cover
Two who o’er me hover,
Two to whom ‘tis given
To guide my steps to heaven” Prayer of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. (via disturbthebookmites)
August292012
ohnonuns:

Frisbee Jock Nuns
Look, we all know that nuns aren’t true jocks. But… frisbee players aren’t true jocks either, right? I mean, any sport that evolves from chucking pie tins at each other has a hard time bring taken seriously. And then again, any religion that springs from a virgin birth and cannibalism takes a bit of a hard sell, too. Then maybe it makes perfect sense that athletic nuns become frisbee nuns. Wholesome, fresh-faced, and… a little bit off-kilter. Catholicism and frisbee! Together they are unbeatable. Well, except for the Unitarian frisbee team. Those kids are beasts.
Frisbee Players A-Nun-Amous… (by TIO…)

ohnonuns:

Frisbee Jock Nuns

Look, we all know that nuns aren’t true jocks. But… frisbee players aren’t true jocks either, right? I mean, any sport that evolves from chucking pie tins at each other has a hard time bring taken seriously. And then again, any religion that springs from a virgin birth and cannibalism takes a bit of a hard sell, too. Then maybe it makes perfect sense that athletic nuns become frisbee nuns. Wholesome, fresh-faced, and… a little bit off-kilter. Catholicism and frisbee! Together they are unbeatable. Well, except for the Unitarian frisbee team. Those kids are beasts.

Frisbee Players A-Nun-Amous… (by TIO…)

August202012
“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” Friedrich Nietzsche (via everybodyherewantsyou)
April262012
April112012
disturbthebookmites:

St. Julian of Norwich, 14th C. Mystic.

disturbthebookmites:

St. Julian of Norwich, 14th C. Mystic.

April52012
disturbthebookmites:

The Virgin Fainting, Supported by St. John, Ligier Richier, 1531.

disturbthebookmites:

The Virgin Fainting, Supported by St. John, Ligier Richier, 1531.

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