Art Happy All Saints Day!

Happy All Saints Day!

Happy All Saints Day! After having a week of featuring artistic images of death, sin, and hell, I figured I would look for the prettiest image that I could for heaven to celebrate All Saints Day! So, I looked, and looked and looked and… you know what? Corrado Giaquinto does absolutely lovely images of Heaven, don’t …

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Art Our Garden of Earthly Delights

Our Garden of Earthly Delights

Continuing on with the macabre art series to celebrate Halloween… and of course, to prepare ourselves for the All Saints and All Souls feast days! Today we get to feature Hieronymus Bosch! But first, some background! Hieronymus Bosch was a bit of an odd duck. Many of his artworks are simply… bizarre. Nor do we …

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Art Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Today when my daughter came downstairs for breakfast, she asked excitedly, “Is it Halloween?!” Then, when I told her no, she groaned. I quickly assured her that she had to pick out her costume first, and she quickly got excited again. And now she has a costume… you will be happy to know that chose …

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Art To Be Called By Christ

To Be Called By Christ

Happy feast day! Today, we celebrate one of the gospel writers, St. Matthew! Formerly a tax collector, Jesus called him out of his luxurious life and into greatness. Here is the gospel which describes how this calling took place: One of the most brilliant pieces of art that depicts this event is by Caravaggio. Jesus …

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Art Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

During a recent road trip in which I probably didn’t bring enough music to last us (and by probably, I mean definitely) we stumbled on to this charming country song by Mark Wills on one of the random CDs that I brought! We liked it a lot! It’s a sweet love story about a two …

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Art Handing Over the Keys

Handing Over the Keys

Today’s gospel is exciting! Jesus hands over the (metaphorical!) keys of the Church to St. Peter! And, what better image to use than this, which is a gorgeous and HUGE painting in the Sistine Chapel, one of the most beautiful chapels of all time used by the pope himself! It is an expansive painting that, …

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Art Salve Regina!

Salve Regina!

Yesterday, a week after the celebration of the Assumption, was the celebration of Mary, the Queen of Heaven! So, in honor of that, I’d figure I would post an intriguing pair of paintings by William-Adolphe Bouguereau that feature the Virgin Mary and Christ together — but in completely different circumstances. The first painting is his Pieta, …

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Art A Taste of Paradise

A Taste of Paradise

It’s that time again! Time for a little break from the usual routines of life. Time to see new things and have new experiences. Time to take a deep breath and relax. Time for… vacation! Preparing for vacation when you have very young children, mind you, is not that relaxing. My children are cranky (wait …

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