Thousand Ships to Paradise

"We become truly personal by loving God and by loving other humans... In its deepest sense, love is the life, the energy, of the Creator in us."
Kallistos Ware

Harry Potter illustrations by Mary GrandPré

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calligraphicwaves:

If someone cheats on you they do not love you, remember that. If someone cheats on you they do not care about you as much as they say they do. If someone cheats on you it means that for a split second you were off their mind long enough for them to put another person in arms that should only be for you. If someone cheats on you, dear god, I hope you don’t go back to them because you are worth so much more than that.

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simply-divine-creation:

Oana Befort

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tulipnight:

Sunset to Sunrise by Trevor Anderson on Flickr.

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by-grace-of-god:

^^ Here’s an explanation when people accuse the Vatican of having too much wealth and neglecting the poor. (full source here)

People who insist the church should sell its treasures - preserved for the good of all - are improvident. It’s akin to suggesting a productive fruit tree be destroyed to burn the wood for a night or two.” (+)

See also: Should the Catholic Church Sell St. Peter’s Basilica to Help the Poor? (Kathy Schiffer explains 4 key reasons why selling all is NOT the approach mandated by the Scriptures.)

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myartblogbitch:

EVERYONE WHO REBLOGS THIS POST BY AUGUST 20TH WILL GET A PIECE OF ART IN THERE INBOX BASED ON THEIR BLOG

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chestertonian:

Reblog if you’re part of the Tumblr Catholic community. I need more blogs to follow!

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by-grace-of-god:

motherofnine9:

The Face of Mary?

 Apparently this rather piercing painting of Mary is a forensic artist’s rendering  the Virgin…

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"This image of Our Lady has been floating around the internet of late. We understand that it is a forensic artist’s rendering of what the Virgin Mary might have looked like based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin. Since the Lord was the biological son of the Theotokos alone, any physical features of his face would have come directly from her. His eyes would have been her eyes. His face would have been a masculine version of her face. This idea is intriguing. While the Church has never stated definitively that the face in the Shroud of Turin is that of Our Lord, many believe it to be so. Starting with that assumption, and now with modern forensics, we can work backwards, and speculate what his Mother might have looked like. Could this beautiful face be the face of the Virgin Mother?"

by-grace-of-god:

motherofnine9:

The Face of Mary?

 Apparently this rather piercing painting of Mary is a forensic artist’s rendering  the Virgin…

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"This image of Our Lady has been floating around the internet of late. We understand that it is a forensic artist’s rendering of what the Virgin Mary might have looked like based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin. Since the Lord was the biological son of the Theotokos alone, any physical features of his face would have come directly from her. His eyes would have been her eyes. His face would have been a masculine version of her face. This idea is intriguing. While the Church has never stated definitively that the face in the Shroud of Turin is that of Our Lord, many believe it to be so. Starting with that assumption, and now with modern forensics, we can work backwards, and speculate what his Mother might have looked like. Could this beautiful face be the face of the Virgin Mother?"

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mickeyandcompany:

Disney posters by Tom Whalen

Updated.

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simply-divine-creation:

Revelation 21:5 You make all things new » By Lily&Val

simply-divine-creation:

Revelation 21:5 You make all things new » By Lily&Val

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4skinme:

The love of a dad….is pure contact!!! No greater feeling of fulfilment and completeness in the world for a man.

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