This is an important early work by Giovanni Bellini, the greatest painter of fifteenth-century Venice and one of the key figures of European painting. Datable to the mid-1460s, its hard, linear quality is indebted to the example of Bellini’s brother-in-law, Andrea Mantegna, as well as to the sculpture of Donatello, which Bellini studied in Padua. The sleeping child is a reminder of Christ's death and sacrifice. The picture has suffered from a strong, abrasive cleaning. @metmuseum
Giovanni Bellini “Madonna Adoring the Sleeping Child”
Tempera on wood (28 1/2 x 18 ¼ inches)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, NY
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know...It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! - Padre Pio 🕊
Without You I can't exist, and without Your visitation I can't live.
†Imitation of Christ IV, 3
If we only knew how God regards this Sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be present at a single Mass.
†Saint Padre Pio
Go worship God at the Holy Mass...
Puerto de la Cruz - Street Shrine
I really loved this street shrine in Puerto de la Cruz, always adorned with flowers. I photographed it on different occasions and the flowers were different - that particular day when I took this shot it had lots of Strelizia and even a red rose (I guess, that had been imported from somewhere). Now I’m back from my holidays and I’m sorting my photos so I’ll post more stuff today! Sorry to spam you all 😁😁😁
#fatima is a major #pilgrimage site of the #catholicchurch which is also visited by patients hoping for a miraculous cure of their illness. It is reported that on may 13, 1917 three shepherd children, Lúcia dos Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, appeared on a field the #virginmary
Fátima ist ein bedeutender Wallfahrtsort der katholischen Kirche, der auch von Kranken aufgesucht wird, die auf eine wundersame Heilung ihrer Krankheit hoffen. Berichtet wird, dass am 13. Mai 1917 drei Hirtenkindern, Lúcia dos Santos und den Geschwistern Jacinta und Francisco Marto, auf einem Feld die Jungfrau Maria erschienen sei. (Wikipedia)
“Prayers to Mary” on Sunday morning. .
Inspired by divine intervention and the healing power of prayer. .
These candles are at St. Michaels Cathedral in Brussels and part of the collection of “A French Connection”. See link to the Show Catalog in my bio. .
This is from the St Michaels Cathedral website : Saint Michael is the Guardian of the Catholic Church and, as mentioned earlier, also the patron saint of Brussels ever since the Middle Ages. In Catholic writings, Saint Michael the Archangel is the defender of the Church, fighting Satan and helping lost souls in their final hours. St. Michael is mentioned five times in the Old Testament, all of them referring to him as fighting dragons, thus the sword and spear in his icons. Revelation 12:7-9 states: ‘Then war broke out in heaven; Michael 8 and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, 9 who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.’ #victory .
Today it's the feast day of Saint Padre Pio!
St. Padre Pio:
Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.
Have a nice Sunday everyone.
Padre Pio pray for us. ❤️🙏🏻
The Rosary was an essential part of St. Pio’s love for the Mother of Jesus. St. Pio states that “The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ against Satan for these times, a weapon of defense and salvation.” Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. Many know Mary only with their minds, but St. Pio knew her with his heart. The Rosary is the weapon we need to bring peace to our homes and the world. As Blessed Sr. Lucia, the seer from Fatima said, "We need more people praying the Rosary."
Así comenzó una estupenda comida en Fismuler.
Unas finas láminas de vaca curada y una mantequilla adictiva.
➡️ la carta, el día del cumple de @marugansoria, ¡celebrando como lo hacemos cada día!
Fismuler es la propuesta más moderna y con aires nórdicos de Nino Redruello y Patxi Zumárraga en Madrid; los mismos que La Ancha, La Gabinoteca o Las Tortillas de Gabino (admiración a su gestión de conceptos de éxito). Aunque en mi primera visita no cené como para recordarlo, fue muy al principio, tenía muchas ganas de volver por todo lo bueno que había visto y la confianza que imprimen sus creadores. ¡malos días los tenemos todos y más en este oficio de examen inmediato y continuo! Sea como sea, me ha encantado esta visita con una carta que cambia cada día en función de lo que haya y platos llenos de sabor y muy bien elaborados. Sala agradable con un servicio encantador que además se refuerza con noches de música y buena oferta de bebidas originales. ¡Un sitio para disfrutar! Pagamos 60€/pax dándonos un buen festín.
🇬🇧 Cured beef, the snack with a delicious butter @Fismuler (Madrid) Creative & familiar recipes full of touch and flavour.
#Muxima , a little town on the #Kwanza River with a lot of history. This church dates from the #1500s and is the site for an intense cult of the #VirginMary . The church attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
#piazzadelcampo#panoramic The #paliodisiena takes place on the 2 July & 16 Aug in the piazza & the square turns into a horsetrack with spectators in the middle! The 17 contrade ride to win the banner (Palio) bearing the image of the #virginmary . It is a huge accolade & celebrations continue into the autumn involving the whole town. #🐎 #siena#tuscany#italy 🇮🇹