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shepherds adore baby Jesus
Adoration of the Child – Honthorst
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three kings adore Christ child
Adoration of the Magi - Gossaert
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Three Kings Kneeling before Christ
Adoration of the Magi – Rohden
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Nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem
Adoration of the Shepherds - Rizi
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Mary's Fiat
Annunciation – Angelico
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Archangel Gabriel Visits Virgin Mary
Annunciation – Boulogne
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Gabriel Appearing to Virgin Mary
Annunciation – Tanner
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Two Cherub Angels in Sistine Chapel
Cherubs, detail – Raphael
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Christ Bearing the Cross – Solario
Christ Bearing the Cross – Solario
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Christ Hanging on Cross
Crucifixion – Bloch
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Holy Family
Heavenly & Earthly Trinities – Murillo
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Cherubs in Clouds Under Virgin Mary
Immaculate Conception of the Venerable Ones – Murillo
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Virgin Mary
Immaculate Heart – Zabateri
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Christ Talking to Woman at Well
Jesus Speaks with Samaritan Woman – Bloch
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Mother, Child and Lamb
L'Innocence – Bouguereau
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Birth of Christ in Bethlehem Stable
Nativity - Coypel
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Tilma Virgen Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Virgin Mary Holding Rosary
Our Lady of the Rosary – Chambers
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Madonna Surrounded by Angels
Queen of Angels – Bouguereau
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The Nativity with God the Father & Holy Ghost – Pittoni
The Nativity with God the Father & Holy Ghost – Pittoni
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Why the web-images are free to download this month

September 02, 2014

Our Lady of the Holy RosaryLast month, I was on a Marian retreat for five days. I wasn't thinking about work at all, but a thought came to me out of the blue to make all our web-quality images free (needless to say, I made a note of the inspiration and then didn't think about it the rest of the retreat. by the way, you should go a Marian retreat someday). I asked the boss about it after the retreat, he said yes, we talked some more about Kansas weather and Irish tin whistles, and here we are.

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An Image of Saints Peter and Paul by el Greco

June 28, 2014

Apostles Peter and Paul

June 29th is the feastday of the Apostles St. Peter and Paul. The artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos is commonly known as el greco (the Greek). He painted this lovely image of Saint Peter and Paul around the end of the 16th century. You'll notice Paul holding his symbol in art, the sword, and Peter holding his art symbol, the keys of the Catholic Church. The two great Apostles, who are distinctly eyeing the viewer, extend their hands in a manner suggesting they will connect wrists. 

 

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May is Mary's Month

May 08, 2014

Madonna Praying The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. People have used a variety of traditions, prayers, customs and hymns to manifest this special devotion. A few examples are singing Marian hymns after the family rosary, making sure there are always fresh cut flowers at her statues, pilgrimages to local Marian shrines, extra rosaries and more. If you hurry, you can catch the tail 

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