Archive for September, 2009

Happy Feast of St Jerome

September 30, 2009

“Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.” St. Jerome

For Your Patience…

September 28, 2009

I know the posts have been few the past week, things have been busy at the seminary, as you can see from the post about the mosaic. So for all your kind patience, a few gratuitous pics:

Local Treasure: Mary, New Eve and Star of the Sea

September 27, 2009

This past Thursday, Bishop Wenski of Orlando came to our seminary, St John Vianney in Miami to dedicate a new mosaic for our chapel garden. Along with the new mosaic being dedicated, the seminary was consecrated to Our Lady, New Eve and Star of the Sea.

The artist, Peter Dion, seminarian for the diocese of Orlando, works on his piece:

Bishop Wenski presides at Solemn Vespers:

The congregation moves outside and Bp. Wenski blesses the new mosaic:

Hold Your Horses

September 22, 2009

There is something very special happening this week on Thursday regarding a certain piece of local art. But I’m not allowed to show you until then!

Mary, Star of the Sea, Port of Heaven, Seat of Wisdom, Tower of Ivory, Pray for us!


September 21, 2009

Belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (not Catholic, but still Apostolic–hey, its my blog, I can cheat every so often), the churches of Lalibela were carved right out of the stone in which they sit. This is too good not to show.

Hail, Seat of Wisdom!

September 18, 2009

Seat of Wisdom, Seat of Christ.

Closer Look: Medieval Crosiers

September 18, 2009

Hail, Star of the Sea

September 16, 2009

Hail, star of the sea,
Nurturing Mother of God,
And ever Virgin
Happy gate of Heaven.

Receiving that “Ave”
From the mouth of Gabriel,
Establish us in peace,
Transforming the name of “Eva”

Loosen the chains of the guilty,
Send forth light to the blind,
Our evil do thou dispel,
Entreat for us all good things.

Show thyself to be a Mother:
Through thee may he receive our prayer
Who, being born for us,
Undertook to be thine own.

O unique Virgin,
Meek above all others,
Make us, set free from our sins,
Meek and chaste.

Bestow a pure life,
Prepare a safe way:
That seeing Jesus,
We may ever rejoice.

Praise be to God the Father,
To the Most High Christ be glory,
To the Holy Spirit
Be honor, to the Three equally. Amen

Mont Saint-Michel

September 15, 2009

At one time, only accessible by a mud road that would be covered by water at high tide.

Spanish Antiquity: Majestades

September 12, 2009

Majestades, Romanesque depictions of Christ on the cross, usually fully clothed in a full-length tunic and cincture; popular at the height of the 12th century.