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

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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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by-grace-of-god:

Apparation of Tuy (Grace and Mercy), described by St. Lucia 
Art: Raul Berzosa

by-grace-of-god:

Apparation of Tuy (Grace and Mercy), described by St. Lucia 

Art: Raul Berzosa

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catholicsoul:

A light brilliant as the sun, but sweet and gentle, like everything that comes from heaven, a beautiful lady was seen by Bernadette. She was dressed with a brilliant white dress, of unknown texture and tied to it was a blue ribbon; a long white veil that fell to her feet covered her body. Her bare feet of a virginal cleanliness seemed to lean on the wild rose bush. Two gold color brilliant roses covered the top of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s feet. Her hands were clasped together in front of her chest in a fervent, prayerful position. She held a long white and gold rosary with a beautiful golden cross between her fingers.Everything in her radiated happiness, majesty, innocence, goodness, sweetness and peace. Her forehead was smooth and serene; her eyes where blue, full of love; and her lips appeared soft and meek. Our Lady seemed to be greeting Bernadette tenderly while she bent toward her. Bernadette took her rosary from her pocket (since she always carried it with her), made the sign of the cross as if to protect herself, and her hand became paralyzed. At this moment the Blessed Virgin took the cross of the rosary, made the sign of the cross, and asked Bernadette to do the same. Her paralyzed arm became free at that moment. Our Lady started to go through the beads of the rosary between her fingers and Bernadette started to pray her rosary. After she finished, Our Lady made a sign with her finger so that Bernadette may come closer. With her hand extended she leaned gently with a smile as if she was departing from her. The vision ended ! Bernadette asked the other girls if they saw something, and they responded they had not. She told them her experience and asked them to keep silence, but Bernadette’s sister told her mother. Her mother did not believe and ordered Bernadette to stop thinking such daydreams and prohibited her from going to the grotto again. That same evening while praying the family rosary, Bernadette broke out in tears, repeating her favorite invocation : “ Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

catholicsoul:

A light brilliant as the sun, but sweet and gentle, like everything that comes from heaven, a beautiful lady was seen by Bernadette. She was dressed with a brilliant white dress, of unknown texture and tied to it was a blue ribbon; a long white veil that fell to her feet covered her body. Her bare feet of a virginal cleanliness seemed to lean on the wild rose bush. Two gold color brilliant roses covered the top of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s feet. Her hands were clasped together in front of her chest in a fervent, prayerful position. She held a long white and gold rosary with a beautiful golden cross between her fingers.

Everything in her radiated happiness, majesty, innocence, goodness, sweetness and peace. Her forehead was smooth and serene; her eyes where blue, full of love; and her lips appeared soft and meek. Our Lady seemed to be greeting Bernadette tenderly while she bent toward her. 

Bernadette took her rosary from her pocket (since she always carried it with her), made the sign of the cross as if to protect herself, and her hand became paralyzed. At this moment the Blessed Virgin took the cross of the rosary, made the sign of the cross, and asked Bernadette to do the same. Her paralyzed arm became free at that moment. Our Lady started to go through the beads of the rosary between her fingers and Bernadette started to pray her rosary. After she finished, Our Lady made a sign with her finger so that Bernadette may come closer. With her hand extended she leaned gently with a smile as if she was departing from her. The vision ended ! 

Bernadette asked the other girls if they saw something, and they responded they had not. She told them her experience and asked them to keep silence, but Bernadette’s sister told her mother. Her mother did not believe and ordered Bernadette to stop thinking such daydreams and prohibited her from going to the grotto again. 

That same evening while praying the family rosary, Bernadette broke out in tears, repeating her favorite invocation : “ Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

(via acatholicvibe)

sameatschildren:

missycheerios:

Here’s a great little collection of Wicked character art created by Disney animator Minkyu Lee, which shows us what the characters would look like in a Disney animated film. Lee worked on films such as The Princess and the Frog and Frozen. These were created by the artist while studying at CalArts and interning at Disney. [x]

*SHARP INTAKE OF BREATH*

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catholicsoul:

A light brilliant as the sun, but sweet and gentle, like everything that comes from heaven, a beautiful lady was seen by Bernadette. She was dressed with a brilliant white dress, of unknown texture and tied to it was a blue ribbon; a long white veil that fell to her feet covered her body. Her bare feet of a virginal cleanliness seemed to lean on the wild rose bush. Two gold color brilliant roses covered the top of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s feet. Her hands were clasped together in front of her chest in a fervent, prayerful position. She held a long white and gold rosary with a beautiful golden cross between her fingers.Everything in her radiated happiness, majesty, innocence, goodness, sweetness and peace. Her forehead was smooth and serene; her eyes where blue, full of love; and her lips appeared soft and meek. Our Lady seemed to be greeting Bernadette tenderly while she bent toward her. Bernadette took her rosary from her pocket (since she always carried it with her), made the sign of the cross as if to protect herself, and her hand became paralyzed. At this moment the Blessed Virgin took the cross of the rosary, made the sign of the cross, and asked Bernadette to do the same. Her paralyzed arm became free at that moment. Our Lady started to go through the beads of the rosary between her fingers and Bernadette started to pray her rosary. After she finished, Our Lady made a sign with her finger so that Bernadette may come closer. With her hand extended she leaned gently with a smile as if she was departing from her. The vision ended ! Bernadette asked the other girls if they saw something, and they responded they had not. She told them her experience and asked them to keep silence, but Bernadette’s sister told her mother. Her mother did not believe and ordered Bernadette to stop thinking such daydreams and prohibited her from going to the grotto again. That same evening while praying the family rosary, Bernadette broke out in tears, repeating her favorite invocation : “ Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

catholicsoul:

A light brilliant as the sun, but sweet and gentle, like everything that comes from heaven, a beautiful lady was seen by Bernadette. She was dressed with a brilliant white dress, of unknown texture and tied to it was a blue ribbon; a long white veil that fell to her feet covered her body. Her bare feet of a virginal cleanliness seemed to lean on the wild rose bush. Two gold color brilliant roses covered the top of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s feet. Her hands were clasped together in front of her chest in a fervent, prayerful position. She held a long white and gold rosary with a beautiful golden cross between her fingers.

Everything in her radiated happiness, majesty, innocence, goodness, sweetness and peace. Her forehead was smooth and serene; her eyes where blue, full of love; and her lips appeared soft and meek. Our Lady seemed to be greeting Bernadette tenderly while she bent toward her. 

Bernadette took her rosary from her pocket (since she always carried it with her), made the sign of the cross as if to protect herself, and her hand became paralyzed. At this moment the Blessed Virgin took the cross of the rosary, made the sign of the cross, and asked Bernadette to do the same. Her paralyzed arm became free at that moment. Our Lady started to go through the beads of the rosary between her fingers and Bernadette started to pray her rosary. After she finished, Our Lady made a sign with her finger so that Bernadette may come closer. With her hand extended she leaned gently with a smile as if she was departing from her. The vision ended ! 

Bernadette asked the other girls if they saw something, and they responded they had not. She told them her experience and asked them to keep silence, but Bernadette’s sister told her mother. Her mother did not believe and ordered Bernadette to stop thinking such daydreams and prohibited her from going to the grotto again. 

That same evening while praying the family rosary, Bernadette broke out in tears, repeating her favorite invocation : “ Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

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strangemagnetism:

photo by anne cronin

strangemagnetism:

photo by anne cronin

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