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"His name was Aylan." WARNING: The post contains graphic content.
By Ryan Broderick

‪#‎RefugeesNotMigrants‬ ‪#‎SayTheirNames‬
Aylan and Galip Kurdi deserved the right to be children.
They should have lived in a safe home, with full tummies, and plenty of toys.
There are 4 Million Syrian refugees spread out over Eastern Europe + the Middle East. This is the largest ‪#‎RefugeeCrisis‬ since the end of WWII. Regardless of who carries the burden of destabilizing the Middle East, we cannot be complicit while the largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years continueswhile Western Countries stay silent. The US MUST send assistance and grant asylum to these refugees. If not because of our belief in the self-evident truth of Man’s* right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, then for the two little boys who washed up on grey Turkish beach, lives cut short by war and all of its destruction.

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me…’” Luke 18:16 (NIV)


Columban Monks. The Book of Kells. 800 AD.  

The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created in a Columban monastery in either Britain or Ireland, or indeed may have had contributions from various Columban institutions from both Britain and Ireland. It is believed to have been created ca. 800 AD. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate, although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland’s finest national treasure. 


Gospels of Reichenau, early 11th century. Cover: Gold, jewels and pearls. Germany. Source

The Benedictine Abbey of Reichenau had probably the largest and most influential European writing school in the 10th and 11th centuries. By order of the highest circles a series of most magnificent liturgical manuscripts were created. This Evangeliar is an outstanding work of the Ottonian period. See the complete book here.

This Armenian manuscript was created in 1475 by a Armenian scribe named Aristakes for the Armenian Apostolic Church

It contains a series of sixteen images on the life of Christ preceding the text of the Gospels, as well as the traditional Evangelist portraits, and there are marginal illustrations throughout. The style of the miniatures, which employ brilliant colors and emphasize decorative patterns, is characteristic of manuscript production in the region around Lake Van during the fifteenth century.

This jeweled and enameled silver binding bears a composition of the Adoration of the Magi on the front and the Ascension on the back.

Numerous inscriptions  spanning a few centuries attest to the manuscript’s long history of use and revered preservation

“As I read the Gospel, I cannot but smile at those who tell us that we are spoiling the poor in offering them our free service. I think no one has given us more than God has, who has given us everything freely. And it is not so bad to have at least one congregation that spoils the poor, when everybody else spoils the rich.”

–Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy