“I like clothes that are 130-150 years old. Old-fashioned clothes are made from sturdy materials and they fit better my body type than contemporary clothes, high-waisted trousers for example. I like hats, ties, bow ties and men’s clothes. Steampunk inspires me.”14 May 2013, Yrjönkatu
Italian Monk Wearing a Funeral Mask, 1892.
It is a good thing that we have to face difficulties and opposition from time to time, because this brings us back to ourselves; it makes us realize that we are exiles and cannot pin our hopes on anything in this world.
—Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Iona Augustinian Nunnery and St. Ronan’s Church
This Nunnery was built in 1203, one of only two houses of Augustinian nuns in Scotland. It was made derelict during the Reformation,despite its ruinous state, this is one of the best examples of a medieval nunnery left in Britain. Next to the nunnery on the right is St Ronan’s Chapel, a small building was the islanders’ parish church from around 1200 to the Reformation in 1560. Excavations have revealed that there was a chapel on the site as early as the 8th century. The chapel is surrounded by a graveyard which contains the graves of several Scottish kings as well as monarchs of Ireland, Norway and France. By the wall near est the sea is the grave of John Smith, former leader of the British Labour Party. His grave is marked by a stone with an epitaph quoting Alexander Pope: ‘An honest man’s the noblest work of God’.
Diversity, not Jesus, saves says Presiding Bishop | Anglican Ink -
Oh sweet Baby Jesus…
This makes Rome all the more appealing.
Presiding Bishop Schori has an interesting take on Paul casting out a demon from a slave girl in Romans…
She seems to have missed the message of Christ liberating us and, instead, saw a message of recognize the glory of our fellow humans.
To quote Father Robert Hart of the Anglican Catholic Church: “We may summarize the problem very simply: She is on the side of the demons.”
Painting by MARIE-FRANÇOIS FIRMIN-GIRARD (French, 1838-1921)
I wonder what the name of this painting is?
Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846 - 1909) - Portrait of a young Lady
Edward Penfield, 1908 (via Animalarium)