Category: Holy Stories

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
8 December 2017   |    Holy Stories

The Catholic Church celebrates today the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Not to be confused with the Virgin Birth of Jesus, the dogma of the Immaculate Conception states that the Virgin Mary was conceived in…

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SAINT CECILIA
22 November 2017   |    Holy Stories

"Saint Cecilia playing the portative organ", illumination from a French collection of prayers, ms. 1206, f. 112r, beginning of the 16th century, Bibliothèque municipale, Valenciennes.   November 22 is celebrated by the Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox Churches…

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LIFE OF SAINT FRANCIS
15 November 2017   |    Holy Stories

"Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi", single illuminated leaf from a dispersed "Legenda aurea" manuscript, 1994.516, ca. 1320–42, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.   This rich illumination depicts four scenes from the…

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