The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Showing posts with label Virgin of Guadalupe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virgin of Guadalupe. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Notre Dame Cathedral

Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexican virgin)
Virgen de Guadalupe
(Dedicada a los creyentes Mexicanos)

Sainte Jeanne d'Arc
(Joan of Arc)
1185: Heraclius of Caesarea calls for the Third Crusade from the still-incomplete cathedral.
1239: The Crown of Thorns is placed in the cathedral by St. Louis during the construction of the Sainte-Chapelle.
1302: Philip the Fair opens the first States-General.
16 December 1431: Henry VI of England is crowned King of France.
1450: Wolves of Paris are trapped and killed on the parvis of the Cathedral.
7 November 1455: Isabelle Romée, the mother of Joan of Arc, petitions a papal delegation to overturn her daughter's conviction for heresy.
1 January 1537:James V of Scotland, is married to Madeleine of France
24 April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots, is married to the Dauphin François (later François II of France), son of Henry II of France.
18 August 1572: Henri of Navarre (later Henri IV of France) marries Marguerite de Valois. The marriage takes place not in the cathedral but on the parvis of the cathedral, as Henri IV is Protestant.[3]
10 September 1573: The Cathedral was the site of a vow made by Henri de Valois following the interregnum of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth that he would both respect traditional liberties and the recently passed religious freedom law.[4]
2 December 1804: the coronation ceremony of Napoléon I and his wife Joséphine, with Pope Pius VII officiating.
18 April 1909: Joan of Arc is beatified.
16 May 1920: Joan of Arc is canonized.
1900: Louis Vierne is appointed organist of Notre-Dame de Paris after a heavy competition (with judges including Charles-Marie Widor) against the 500 most talented organ players of the era. On 2 June 1937 Louis Vierne dies at the cathedral organ (as was his life-long wish) as he is nearing the end of his final concert held at Notre Dame.
26 August 1944: The Te Deum Mass takes place in the cathedral to celebrate the liberation of Paris. (According to some accounts the Mass was interrupted by sniper fire from both the internal and external galleries.)
12 November 1970: The Requiem Mass of General Charles de Gaulle is held.
6 June 1971: Philippe Petit surreptitiously strings a wire between the two towers of Notre Dame and tight-rope walks across it. Petit later performed a similar act between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
31 May 1980: After the Magnificat of this day, Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass on the parvis of the cathedral.
January 1996: The Requiem Mass of François Mitterrand is held.
10 August 2007: The Requiem Mass of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, former Archbishop of Paris, is held.
The cathedral is renowned for its Lent sermons founded by the famous Dominican Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire in the 1860s. In recent years, however, an increasing number have been given by leading public figures and state employed academics.

New York, Washington, Paris, Vienna, Eisenstadt, Venice, Firenze and Rome series try to continue in Sketches of Cities. 
 (At Least Once A Week)
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Street Mural

Sign: Misc. La Esperanza [Miscellaneous The Hope] Miscellaneous, old stores or minimarkets not in use anymore, displaced by big chains of stores. The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the name Hope don't help against 'progress'.


New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Holy Week / Semana Santa

Sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe located in the atrium of Cuernavaca Cathedral (near Mexico City).

In the Catholic Church, Holy Thursday (also known as Maundy Thursday) is the day that we celebrate the Last Supper, at which Christ instituted the Mass and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. It is the first day of the Triduum, the three days before Easter Sunday, during which we commemorate Christ's Passion. []


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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Virgo / Virgen / Virgin

Virgen de Guadalupe y Juan Diego en la Parroquia de Santiago Apostol en Chalco.
Sculptures of Virgin of Guadalupe and Juan Diego at St. James Parish [1585] in Chalco, a little town near Mexico City.


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