2. San Damiano Cross


  3. St. Peter’s Steubenville



  5. pray for the dead



  7. Jules Breton
    The blessing of the wheat fields in Artois (1857)



  9. in faithful obedience to tradition, the sacred Council declares that holy Mother Church holds all lawfully acknowledged rites to be of equal right and dignity; that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way (Sacrosanctum Concilium


  10. an icon painter is a beautiful woman

    (Source: heroinscarlet, via orthopraxis)


  11. visions by Simon_K on Flickr.

    (Source: andreiandreievich, via allwoodsmustfail)


  12. Jerusalem Temple Worship 2 


  13. Jerusalem Temple Worship 1


  14. Truth beyond our limits

    Catholicism insists that there is both a universal, objective truth and a much greater reality open to all men beyond our limited, flawed, earthly life. This truth is God, and this greater reality is eternal bliss in heaven.

    God, according to Catholicism, created and constantly sustains the entire universe along with every individual human being. He has, moreover, revealed intimate truths about Himself, truths which exceed the scope of the human mind; they are often mysterious and concerned with supernatural realities. They are not less true for this reason, they are simply more sublime. God taught and, through his one Church, continues to teach these divine, transcendent, unchanging truths so that all men can one day attain the eternal joys of paradise.


  15. From The series of “The Slav Epic”, Alphonse Mucha.