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The Green Man

A major Templar site, the famed Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, has a number of these Green Man carvings upon its walls, which suggests that the Templar’s recognised the Green Man as an ancient source of their idiosyncratic beliefs. 521 more words



Above:  A Prayer Labyrinth Design

Image in the Public Domain


Labyrinths are amazing.

Perhaps I should Chartres a new course after repeating that pun.

Philosophy And Theology

Visions of Mary (11): There's More...

There is always more to a story than the central plot line. Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple because it was required of them. 305 more words

Biblical Touchstone

Visions of Mary (10): Lifted

Gothic architecture lifts us heavenward. Even if God isn’t “up” above, Chartres Cathedral’ moves us towards God’s Presence.

My prayer
For the gifts created by those who loved You, and loved to design and build cathedrals, I give thanks! 191 more words

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral: Sacred Geometry

St.Bernard of Clairvaux, the patron saint of the Knights Templar, clearly regarded their architectural skills with much praise, and was particularly impressed by their soaring roofs and arches… With their distinguishing features of Gothic architecture as expressed at Chartres Cathedral and other 12th century French Cathedral’s. 275 more words


Visions of Mary (9): Devotion

A French ecumenical group that studied Mary suggests that if you are Protestant, it may be helpful to ask Jesus to further introduce you His mother. 272 more words


Visions of Mary (8): Wrapped in Love

Love is communicated through touch, color, word, symbol, even fabric. Imagine the love baby Jesus felt wrapped up in Mary’s “veil,” held securely next to her warm body and beating heart. 235 more words