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restlesshippo:

 Photos: Military Chaplains in Afghanistan
theraccolta:

Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel / Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Luc-en-Provence, France

theraccolta:

Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel / Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Luc-en-Provence, France

LENT INTENSIFIES

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areddhels:

Tolkien Read-Along | The Window on the West

‘For myself,’ said Faramir, ‘I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens: not a mistress of many slaves, nay, not even a kind mistress of willing slaves. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all’.

areddhels:

Tolkien Read-Along | The Window on the West

‘For myself,’ said Faramir, ‘I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens: not a mistress of many slaves, nay, not even a kind mistress of willing slaves. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all’.

The biggest problem with Inferno

is that Dante forgot to add a level for people who put stickers on books. 

How messed up is it that schools teach Inferno, but ignore the rest of the book?

I mean, how bleak is that, first of all? Secondly, it presents a completely skewed view of medieval theology. People are like “OMG look how awful Catholicism is, condemning all these people to hell for such stupid sins!”. Then they completely miss the fact that all those same sins are seen again in Purgatory, this time from repentant Christians about to enter heaven. I mean, The Divine Comedy has some issues, don’t get me wrong, but what a shame.