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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Death of Joseph

Altar relief -- Saint Rose Catholic Church

Eucharist Stained Glass

Stained Glass Window
Saint Rose Catholic Church

St. Rosa Cemetery

Like a lot of the Catholic Churches in The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches -- Saint Rose has a cemetery. I have been trying for quite some time now to get a picture of the old style arch that graces the entrance that I liked. This is the best one so far.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saint Rose Steeple


Left side of base for Station of the Cross III, St. Rose

Third Nail

The third nail had to be driven through both feet, which were turned outward so the nail could be hammered inside the Achilles tendon. With His knees slightly flexed Jesus was now crucified. As He slowly sagged down, He would have tried to support His weight with the muscles of His legs, an impossible position to maintain. In some cases, the victims' legs were broken, so that they couldn't support themselves in this way. Eventually more and more weight was placed upon the nails. The method the Romans had perfected ensured that crucifixion victims would hang painfully until their diaphragm went into spasm and they literally suffocated to death.
Jesus' Nails
St. Rosa Cemetery / St. Rose

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blessed With Child II

This is the original I wanted to post but for some reason was not able to get the picture to load at the time.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Child is Born

Now out of the night
New as the dawn into the light
Oh this child, innocent child,
Soft as a fawn
This child is born
One small heart
One pair of eyes
One work of art
Here in my arms
Here he lies
Trusting and warm
Blessed this bond

"A Child Is Born"

Solid Rock Church

Made this rather interesting effect with my iPad 2 and 100 Cameras in one.

On Fire For The Lord

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jesus is nailed to the cross

Station of the Cross - Garden Shrine of the Holy Relics, Maria Stein.

Taken and edited with the iPad 2.

Sand Sculpture - Country Fest 2011

Sand Sculpture Maria Stein Country Fest 2011. I almost made it to the festival this year but decided not to brave the heat any longer.

50 Foot Cross (retro)

Maria Stein Spiritual Center. Retro look created with 100 Cameras on my iPad 2.

Saint Sebastian

I took this awhile back. I was just playing around with it on my iPad so it may not appeal to all. This will be my first post in August and my first from my iPad. Yep I even created this post on the little burger. Pretty cool !!!!!!