Saint Anne’s Church in Buffalo, New York.
Rorate Mass in the third week of advent, December 2011.
If possible, Remember this beautiful Church in your prayers, as it is still under attack by the local diocese.
Saviour in Glory (1497 (metal revetment, mid 16th century))
Unknown artist, Dormition Cathedral, Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery
devourer of all things, and envious Age,
together you destroy all that exists
and, slowly gnawing, bring on lingering death.
|—||Ov. Met. 15.234 (via didoofcarthage)|
Sacrifice of Isaac by Giovanni Tiepolo
Matthias Stom - Le sacrifice d’Abraham
A contemporary African Madonna.
I had a pleasant Good Friday surprise by way of this church— the Archdiocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy in Bgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas.
Anyway this chapel is only two years old. The reredos were pattered after after shrines to the Holy Child in Prague and Toronto, I’m told. What’s even more striking is just how far Pagkilatan is from civilization: it is a coastal town that required passing through several different towns first before actually arriving there, and in fact, the shrine was so remote that they did not even bother covering the reredos with a purple veil (the parish was some distance away). Goats, cows, and horses simply outnumbered cars. An incredibly beautiful place, nontheless.
You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
2 Samuel 22:29