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Art Appreciation: One of the most famous depictions in art history of Pentecost was a painting titled Pentecost, or The Coming of the Holy Spirit, by the artist, Joseph Ignaz Mildorfer.  This painting currently hangs in the Hungarian National Gallery.

Art Appreciation: One of the most famous depictions in art history of Pentecost was a painting titled Pentecost, or The Coming of the Holy Spirit, by the artist, Joseph Ignaz Mildorfer. This painting currently hangs in the Hungarian National Gallery.

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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

Mesquita Azul, Instambul.

Blue Mosque or The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built during the rule of Ahmed I.

Beautiful Places...Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk, Lower Austria, Austria, photo by Dominik Gubi, nacaseven via Flickr.

'The twin-spired monastery church is a baroque tour de force, swirling with prancing angels, gilt flourishes and Johann Michael Rottmayr’s ceiling paintings.

Monastery of St.Mark, a beautiful orthodox Christian monastery close to Skopje, Macedonia

{I lift up mine eyes} Monastery of St.Mark, a beautiful orthodox Christian monastery close to Skopje, Macedonia

Бенедиктинский монастырь. Австрия

The Admont Abbey Library in Admont, Austria is the world's largest monastic library. Admont Abbey is a Benedictine monastery and is known for its Baroque architecture, art and manuscripts.

one of my favorite paintings of all time, the Deposition by Pontormo

The Art to See in Florence—After You've Ogled _David,_ of Course

Pontormo - Entombment, Capponi Chapel, church of Santa Felicità, Florence

Death of Saint Scholastica // 1765 // Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl // Basilica of Kleinmariazell (Lower Austria)

O Scholastica, blessed spouse of Christ! O Dove of the cloister! the citizens of heaven proclaim thy merits, and we, too, sing thy praises with joyful hymns and loving hearts. ~ The Liturgical Year

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