bene orasse est bene studuisse
(To have prayed well is to have pursued well)
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    Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle

    Arnold Böcklin

    1872, oil on canvas, 75 x 61 cm (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

    Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle
    Arnold Böcklin
    1872, oil on canvas

    (via the-wolf-and-the-mockingbird)

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  • pagewoman:

    Robert The Bruce and The Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland.

    Robert The Bruce and The Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland

    (via medievalart)

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  • georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

    An IRA soldier, identified as Joe McCann, during fighting in Belfast during “The Troubles”.

    (PPI)

    An IRA soldier, identified as Joe McCann, during fighting in Belfast during “The Troubles”.

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  • elpasha71:

    Markos Botsaris // Jean-Leon Gerome // 1874

    Markos Botsaris // Jean-Leon Gerome // 1874

    (via the-wolf-and-the-mockingbird)

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  • tulipnight:

    Untitled by Alexandr Sherstobitov on Flickr.

    September days remind me winter is on the way

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  • zolotoivek:

    Father Aleksandr Shabashev giving a prayer service to Russian volunteers in honor of the day of St. John the Evangelist at position El Contadero, Spain, October 9th, 1938.

    Father Aleksandr Shabashev giving a prayer service to Russian volunteers in honor of the day of St. John the Evangelist at position El Contadero, Spain, October 9th, 1938

    (via presidialista)

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  • adaltaredei:

    The blessing of a new Altar; the burning of Incense from it. 

    The blessing of a new Altar; the burning of Incense from it

    (via interminomaris)

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  • tiny-librarian:

    The Massacre of the Princesse de Lamballe.

    Source

    Princesse de Lamballe.

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  • theraccolta:

    The Canonization of Pope Pius X

    (Source: orbiscatholicussecundus.blogspot.com)

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  • unexplained-events:

    Paris Catacombs

    Built in the late 18th century, these subterranean tunnels now house the remains of over 6 million people. Mass graveyards were overflowing in Paris, so bodies were exhumed and transported there. During WWII, the Resistance used portions of the Catacombs as hideouts, even Nazis built bunkers down there.

    There are tour guides given for the portion of the catacombs that are open to the public, though there are numerous secret passages and entrances throughout. If you take a tour guide, one of the first signs you will see reads “Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la mort” which means Stop, this is the empire of death.

    Though only about a mile of the catacombs is open to the public, it doesn’t stop people from sneaking in. People are advised against that as even experts get lost because a lot of the tunnels are not mapped. There is a legend of a man named Philibert Aspairt who got lost in the catacombs in 1793. His body was found 11 years after his death and its said that it was near an exit.

    Paris Catacombs
    Built in the late 18th century, these subterranean tunnels now house the remains of over 6 million people. Mass graveyards were overflowing in Paris, so bodies were exhumed and transported there. During WWII, the Resistance used portions of the Catacombs as hideouts, even Nazis built bunkers down there.
    There are tour guides given for the portion of the catacombs that are open to the public, though there are numerous secret passages and entrances throughout. If you take a tour guide, one of the first signs you will see reads “Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la mort” which means Stop, this is the empire of death.
    Though only about a mile of the catacombs is open to the public, it doesn’t stop people from sneaking in. People are advised against that as even experts get lost because a lot of the tunnels are not mapped. There is a legend of a man named Philibert Aspairt who got lost in the catacombs in 1793. His body was found 11 years after his death and its said that it was near an exit.

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