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Who Am I? (2) Beautiful!

Who is this woman? What does she represent? One author suggests she symbolizes the love of God, standing on roses as she is. A more trusted scholar says she is Beauty personified. 201 more words

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Who Am I? (The Virtues and the Vices: 1)

What helps us consider who we are and who we want to become? Many medieval buildings and manuscripts showed the virtues and vices for this purpose. 183 more words

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The Life of Mary (16): Blessing Be Upon You!

Jesus, raising his right hand in blessing, is found at the top of many windows at Chartres, including the window dedicated to the life of Mary. 304 more words

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The Life of Mary (15): Horror

In the face of evil, there is sometimes nothing to say. I know God hears me in the silence.

My Prayer:

God, there is so much unnecessary violence in this world. 332 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Not the most ‘out-of-the-box’ take on this week’s theme of Time for sure, but an interesting and unusual object nonetheless: the great 24-hour clock, dating from the 1520s – and looking for all the world like a sundial – on the North tower of Chartres Cathedral:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Weekly Photo Challenge

The Life of Mary (14): What Makes Life Bearable

Unspeakable things happen–sometimes to us, sometimes to others we care about. Even if nothing can change, being with those I love brings comfort.

My Prayer: 284 more words

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The Life of Mary (13): Looking Carefully

There is so much more to each moment than we will ever know. While I can’t take all of life in, I can try to look closely at what is right in front of me. 211 more words

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