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