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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sacred Heart of Jesus (CutOut Filter)

I used the Photoshop CutOut Filter on this wonderful Sacred Heart of Jesus statue that I found at the St. John Church in Fryburg Ohio.

Interesting Stained Glass Window

I have never seen this before in a stained glass window. It looks to me to be the Resurrected Christ with his arms crossed. Not sure why it shows one arm robed and the other not. Anyone who knows more please feel free to leave a comment. The window is not in the main part of the church and is not in the best of condition, but its uniqueness caught my eye.

Received the following comment which explains the window..Thanks to whoever sent it.

This is a Franciscan window. It is an adaptation of a common image identified with the O.F.M. friars. The sleeved arm is that of St. Francis of Assisi (he received the stigmata late in life). The bare arm is that of Christ. The arms are superimposed over the Glorious Cross. You will see similar symbols by Googling "Franciscan symbol (or logo)"

St. John Catholic Church - Fryburg Ohio

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Act of Contrition

"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven, and the pains of Hell; but most of all because I love Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen."
St. Sebastian Catholic Church

Jesus is the Light of the World

Jesus Is The Light Of The World

St. Sebastian Catholic Church

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

John 10:11

"I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." (John 10:11)

I just love the earth-tones in this stained glass window of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.

Picture taken at St. Sebastian Catholic Church

Mourning Him Who Mourned For Me

Let me mingle tears with you,
Mourning him who mourned for me,
All the days that I may live.

Picture taken St. Sebastian Catholic Church

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, Saint Sebastian Ohio

Baptism of the Lord

Statue of Jesus being baptized by John. This is on top of the baptismal font.

A lot of the Catholic Churches have this type of baptismal. This is the best picture of one that I have taken so far. I took advantage of the gray background and bounced my flash off the wall.

Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, Saint Sebastian Ohio.

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Stained Glass)

Stained glass medallion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

It has been a while since I was in this Church. I got a few good shots. I've been putting my Canon 50-250mm IS lens to the test. So far I have not been disappointed.

Saint Sebastian Catholic Church - Saint Sebastian Ohio

Monday, March 21, 2011

Faith, Hope, Love

Found this in a local Cemetery. I added the words in Photoshop.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Prayer to the Father of Heaven

John Skelton

A prayer to the Father of heaven

O radiant luminary of light interminable,
Celestial Father, potential God of might,
Of heaven and earth O Lord incomparable,
Of all perfections the essential most perfite !
O maker of mankind, that formëd day and night,
Whose power imperial comprehendeth every place :
Mine heart, my mind, my thought, my whole delight
Is after this life to see thy glorious face.

Whose magnificense is incomprehensible,
All arguments of reason which far doth exceed,
Whose deity doubtless is indivisible,
From whom all goodness and virtue doth proceed ;
Of thy support all creätures have need :
Assist me, good Lord, and grant my of thy grace
To live to thy pleasure in word, thought, and deed,
And after this life to see thy glorious face.

Poetry of the English Renaissance 1509-1660.
J. William Hebel and Hoyt H. Hudson, eds.
New York: F. S. Crofts & Co., 1941. 7-8.

Angel in Granite

Found this while walking through a local cemetery. What caught my eye was the little splash of color.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Revelation 22:14

Latin - Beati, qui lavant stolas suas in sanguine Agni :
English - Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb:

Relic Chapel
(Shrine of the Holy Relics / Maria Stein Ohio)