#7QT You Haven’t Seen These

I was thinking about today’s post. Should it be related to Father’s Day? Eh, everyone would be doing Father’s Day and you all know how I love the grain – when I go against it, that is. Scanning my brain as I showered, because that’s where all the ideas come from (I swear it’s my Herbal Essences Argan Oil Conditioner) – I thought, pictures, from Italy – one’s that you haven’t seen! Quick, and dirty beautiful.

#7QT fillingmyprayercloset.com

— 1 —

Isn’t this a beautiful painting? The storefront was always closed, or I would have spent every last Euro in obtaining this painting.

From a local artist in Assisi
From a local artist in Assisi

— 2 —

This was taken at Santa Maria Maggiore where it is said that the crib of Jesus is. Of course He wasn’t lain in a cradle of silver and gold. If you zoom in really close, you can see the wood planks.

Jesus' Crib in Santa Maria Maggiore
Jesus’ Crib in Santa Maria Maggiore

— 3 —

Look closely, you see those two people behind the grill,the skill bones (relics) of St. Paul and St. Peter are housed inside the statues above the altar.

Basilica of Saint John Lateran
Basilica of Saint John Lateran

— 4 —

You guys, Amalfi. Amalfi all day. This was taken as we were walking along a path to get to the bottom. See those little red dots? Those are umbrellas for patrons, we had to walk to get there and catch our boat to Amalfi! And let’s not forget, I put my hands just at the shoreline – Mediterranean Sea!

Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast – but the town of Positano

— 5 —

I was this close to the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. Do you know the account? A priest was having doubts about the True Presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The host turned into flesh and the wine coagulated into blood. I was THIS close. Mass was going on at the time so we could only walk by, bless ourselves and quietly take a picture if we wanted.

Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

— 6 —

The first time I traveled to Italy, I went to Venice. I couldn’t believe how there was a little church on every corner, much like Starbucks here (talk about priorities). It was there, that I learned to look up – both figuratively and literally. Here’s what I saw when I looked up in St. Peter’s Basilica. Holy ceiling, Batman!

St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica

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And that was my unseen photos from Italy. Trust me, I have hundreds more that I will bore my family with for years to come, or I may just drop them here every now and then. Ciao!

Selfie in Assisi
Selfie in Assisi

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9 thoughts on “#7QT You Haven’t Seen These

  1. I LOVE the artwork in #1. Too bad you couldn’t snatch it up. At least you have a picture. Probably much cheaper that way. 😉 I love that you saw the Miracle of Lanciano. It fascinates me! So cool. I have truly enjoyed living vicariously through your pilgrimage pictures!


    1. I know! It’s so beautiful. I could have missed it too had I not been such a wonderful window shopper. I am half tempted to search for the store online – although I neglected to get the name of the store! #facepalm


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