Sacred Images

My purpose is to post sacred images, art, architechure etc.
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Teresa of Ávila by François Gérard (1770−1837), a French painter
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And like all those who faint away through excess of pleasure and joy, she remains as it were unconscious in the divine arms and on the divine breast.
She no longer cares for anything except to abandon herself to joy, nourished by the divine milk … This heavenly inebriation by which she is delighted and terrified at the same time … this holy madness.”
 - Saint Theresa of Avila, Thoughts on the Love of God
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Teresa of Ávila by François Gérard (1770−1837), a French painter

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And like all those who faint away through excess of pleasure and joy, she remains as it were unconscious in the divine arms and on the divine breast.

She no longer cares for anything except to abandon herself to joy, nourished by the divine milk … This heavenly inebriation by which she is delighted and terrified at the same time … this holy madness.”

 - Saint Theresa of Avila, Thoughts on the Love of God

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Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels
From Fr. Z.
Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.
The Getty Foundation collaborated to render the Ghent Altarpiece in 100 billion pixels. Yes, that’s billion with a b.
Go here:  http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be/#home

Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels

From Fr. Z.

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.

The Getty Foundation collaborated to render the Ghent Altarpiece in 100 billion pixels. Yes, that’s billion with a b.

Go here:  http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be/#home

Marx called religion the opiate of the people. But the real opiate of the people – the coca leaves of modern culture that we’re all expected to chew – is the river of consumer comforts and distractions that we use to damp down our deeper hunger for God and our gnawing sense of obligation to so many other people.

—Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. in “The New Evangelization: Responsibilities and Challenges for the American Continent” (via stereoma)

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Tapestry - Last Supper - Vatican Museum

Tapestry - Last Supper - Vatican Museum

The Madonna at Prayer -  detail, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1640-50)

The Madonna at Prayer -  detail, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1640-50)

Pietà by Charles Le Brun

Pietà by Charles Le Brun