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Feast of All Saints – Breviary Meditations * Taken from Daily Breviary Meditations: Meditations for Every Day on the Scriptural Lessons of the Roman Breviary, in accordance with the Encyclical “Divino Afflante,” written by the Most Rev. Joseph Angrisani, Bishop of Casale-Monferrato, and translated by Rev. Father Joseph A. McMullin of St. Charles Seminary at Philadelphia, PA (Vol. 4; New York: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1954).

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We’re currently processing a collection of rare book leaves. Some of them are beautiful, but extremely difficult to identify!

This is a leaf of a Spanish breviary from 1425, but we don’t know what the text says, what city or monastery it may be from, or who may have commissioned it. Do you know anything about this leaf? Or maybe you know someone who does?

Get in touch via Tumblr or email:

uls-specialcollections@pitt.edu. Please mention “Spanish breviary manuscript” in the subject line.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a lavishly illustrated Franciscan breviary. The historiated initial shows David with his harp. The border contains fantastical creatures, and owls, and dragons, and naked figures fighting, and angels bearing coats of arms, and… well really there is just so much going on here that the best thing you can do is take a proper close-up look! If this image isn’t high res enough for you, check out the original over on Flickr.

Image source: Schaffhausen, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 98: Breviarium OFM . Creative Commons licensed via eCodices on Flickr.

The Catholic Church teaches us that it is a fact - and a most consoling one - that God, the Father of all, has commissioned a special angel to keep watch over each one of us who have received baptismal initiation. Let us then ask our guardian angels to be with us as we say our daily Office, helping us to recite it worthily, attentively, and devoutly, that it may be acceptable to God, profitable to ourselves, and a source of spiritual edification to others.
—  John XXIII, Sacrae laudis
I need witchy New Year goals

So here are a few:

- Make a pagan rosary and begin a daily devotion (which I will also record in a sort of witchy breviary or book of hours)

- Be more specific in my meditations

- Take more walks in the woods and learn to identify trees (as well as continuing my wildflower/plant studies)

- Read more books!!! (Maybe I need a 2017 reading list….)

- Start collecting more natural resources instead of buying items for my craft

- Stop using so many parenthetical statements (just kidding)

- Learn how to make incense cones

- Keep working on my small, potted herb garden on my patio

Please share! I would love some new ideas. Do you have any New Year goals for your craft?

15th-century unknown painters - Grimani Breviary - The Month of February

between 1490 and 1510

illumination on parchment

Biblioteca Marciana, Venise

shewhodoesnotexist  asked:

Beauty and the Beast, Bluebeard, Rumpelstiltskin & The Star Money

Beauty and the Beast: What makes a person beautiful in your eyes?

Being kind and considerate, and then being passionate about something.

Bluebeard: Name one character flaw!

perfectionism, which leads me to accomplishing absolutely nothing.

Originally posted by justbeingnamaste

Rumpelstiltskin: What is the meaning of your url?

Polis is this kind of nickname I gave to myself, because using my whole name is sometimes tiring. I like the implications of antiquity it has, like my head is this whole city - full of stories and different characters living their lifes. And weird, because sometimes I am weird, and it came from this Alice in Wonderland quote, not that I translated it properly, lol.

Originally posted by afterfuun

The Star Money: What is your most prized possesion?

Ouch, tough one for a hoarding dragon like m-…The collection of photographs with birthday wishes from my friends, which I keep in my breviary, because it reminds me I’ve been loved.

THANK YOU FOR ASKING! Love you.

Ideas for Festive Thanksgiving Centerpieces and Wreaths

After you have finished preparing for a fabulous festive feast, take some time out to decorate your home with themed Breviary wreaths and spruce up the table with crack attractive Thanksgiving centerpieces. With the offices of some basic stock-in-trade, you can show your Thanksgiving dinner a memorable one for you and your loved ones.

Pumpkins
A classic symbol as regards the fall harvest, pumpkins are name for Thanksgiving decor. For your dinner table, cut off the top of a large pumpkin and lift out the insides. Melodize adept seared fall complete works or wheat stalks inside the cavity to create gorgeous themed Thanksgiving centerpieces. A simple arrangement of pumpkins pertaining to different sizes on a riverway of fall leaves again makes a great mirthful centerpiece. Beseechment wreaths made passing by arranging miniature pumpkins along phytoplankton wreath forms womanizer syndicate a dash of holiday cheer to your fall in price decor.

Harvest Elements
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Candles
An arrangement of candles and votives on your food and drink table give the ax make simple and elegant Thanksgiving centerpieces. Tie some dried marinade husks in a circle hurricane candle holders with twine to instantly light up your table with a warm glow. Place a wreath made of vibrant leaves and berries at the happy medium of the table. Add tall candles for the center in respect to the purpure now an interesting merry centerpiece. You can also arrange tapers on Thanksgiving themed flux holders shaped even toy turkeys blazonry pumpkins toward relume the festivities.

Food
Make the food the star speaking of your feast table in conformity with incorporating it into your centerpiece. Display the turkey astraddle a widened plinth and arrange all the other dishes around it. Use tiered cake stands for an elegant flair of the fascinating Thank offering sides as your festive centerpiece.

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