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For the Feast of the Holy Archangels

The Anchoress offers a meditation by Pope St. Gregory the Great: You should be aware that the word “angel” denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those . . . . Continue Reading »

Holy Trinity Times Two

Bought two posters depicting the Holy Trinity yesterday for my First Communion class. This first one, the “Old Testament Trinity Icon,” I know well and love. I especially love the idea of the Trinity’s quiet intervention, as mysterious guests, to set in motion a history which will . . . . Continue Reading »

While Adam Slept

A question from a philistine: Is this personage in the chiffon sheer off a picture window supposed to be God? Or Eve? Or what? You’d think that “Adam Sleeping” would be a relatively simple narrative to represent, but apparently not. On second thought, I think that must be God. . . . . Continue Reading »

Drop, Drop

Here’s an image to ponder: Crucifixion as blood-type test. And just think how fabulous it’ll look over Jody’s sofa. [Rating: -27.3 out of 100]from . . . . Continue Reading »

You Say Tomato

Here’s an interesting sculptural specimen I ran across in the crypt at the Episcopal Church of the Frescoes in Glendale Springs, North Carolina, back in June. It is, as you can see, a representation of Our Lord wearing what looks like a pashmina, or maybe a camel’s-hair hand-me-down from . . . . Continue Reading »

More eBaywatch!

Jesus Temporary Tattoo. Bidding ends in 13 days, which is longer than He will last on your bicep. You’ll want this to go with the tattoo, and this to complete the effect. Or, if you’re more inclined towards the crypto-profound, this t-shirt might appeal to you instead. Now, this thing . . . . Continue Reading »

From Our Mailbag

Well, really from our comments forum. Reader Mark Gooley is looking for a painting of the Holy Trinity, which he describes thus: . . . a beautiful painting of the Trinity (perhaps being adored by the Blessed Virgin and/or other saints: I’m not sure). It shows the Father and the Son exhaling a . . . . Continue Reading »

Aaaaand They’re Off

Bad Church Art at The CrescatYeesh. And I’m not one to point fingers, either, because my own parish church, though I love it dearly, looks like a prefab office plaza dropped from a helicopter into the middle of a pasture. The Angel of the Perpendicular Style passed it right on over, and then . . . . Continue Reading »

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