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What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

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What Mary Wore: Belts and Veils from Mary’s Closet

I viagra pills n honor of the Marian feast this week, I thought I’d take a peek inside the Virgin Mary’s closet. Sometimes you’d think, from looking at pious representations of the Mother of God, that she was a real fashionista. Actually, when you think about it, living in such a warm climate, Mary must […]

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The Exaltation of the Cross

On September 14, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Cross.  This picture, the Exaltation of the Cross, is taken from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry)—the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century.  Dating back to around 1410 A.D., the […]

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Michelangelo’s David—and the World’s Worst Toilet

Some days one idea catapults into another, with the result that the sublime slams headlong into the ridiculous, producing a flaming nonsequitur of a blog post.  Today is one of those days. I read that on September 13, 1501, Michelangelo began carving what is perhaps his pièce de résistance, the 17-foot marble sculpture of David, […]

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Two Mary’s! Giotto’s “Birth of the Virgin” Raises an Interesting Question

OK, I’ve got a question for you:  WHY are there two babies in this picture? This painting, titled “Birth of the Virgin,” is by the Renaissance artist Giotto di Bondone (better known simply as “Giotto.”)  It’s one where to get steroids online of a fresco cycle on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Giotto’s work […]

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