Daily Archives: 1 November 2013

The Feeder Feed: cabinet edition

At the Met there is a marvelous cabinet that belonged to Card. Barbarini who became Urban VIII. Don’t worry about the number of tassels. The varied. There are some whimsical depictions of birds, including a reversal of fortune! Sometime in … Read More

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How a saint tricked the Devil

I saw recently this very cool painting by Michael Pacher, a Tyroler (+1498) of St. Wolfgang.  Since I didn’t know of this episode in the life of the saint, I was pretty intrigued, since this depicts an obvious moment of … Read More

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Pope Francis said Mass “ad orientem”

His Holiness of our Lord, Pope Francis, recently celebrated Holy Mass ad orientem versus at the tomb of Bl. John Paul II which is in the Vatican Basilica. I wouldn’t get too worked up about this.  Let’s not forget the appalling … Read More

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