Sunday, October 30, 2016

Santa Maria Del Carmina

Santa Maria Del Carmina
Milan, Italy



"In 1268, the carmelites obtained a site near the Castello Sforzesco: here, starting from the 14th century, they built a convent with an annexed church. The latter was however destroyed in a fire in 1330. The rebuilt church fell also in abandon before the end of the century, after the friars moved to another convent.
"The new church was built from 1400, under the design of friar Bernardo da Venezia. Works were completed in 1446. The vault crumbled down three years after the completion, and a restoration was necessary. In the mid-15th century, the church became a favourite destination for aristocratic burials, as testified by the numerous noble tombs in the chapels and niches. In the 17th century, the presbytery was remade in Baroque style. The current façade was designed by Carlo Maciachini and completed in 1880." (Link .)


Sanctuary

Altar

Sanctuary Statue
"The interior has a nave and two aisles. They are covered by crossed vault ceilings and separated by large circular pillars in cotto or simple stone. In the naves and transepts are several artworks, including works by Camillo Procaccini depicting St Charles Borromeo Praying (1585) and other works by the painter in the Chapel of Madonna del Carmine, as well as a Madonna statue at the altar." (Link.)



"The high altar features a small temple inspired to that in the Milan Cathedral." (Link.)

Photos: Taken in Milan, Italy on iPhone by RW while  en route to the 2016
                 L'Eroica  Classic Bike Race in Tuscany, Italy.
Link : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_del_Carmine,_Milan

Prayer
God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Biserica Ortodoxa Romana


Santa Maria Della Vittoria Church
Biserica Ortodoxa Romana/
Chiesa Ortodossa Romena
Milan, Italy

"It is located at the intersection of street Via Susanna and Via Settembre... A wonderful church where you can see Bernini's best work, St Teresa in Ectasy...  “Every bit as impressive as Sistine Chapel”"... (Link 4.)


                                 Interior and Exterior Details
                                                           (Link 2.)        
   

                                            Exterior Plaque

                                               Front Doors

                                             Exterior Detail

" Four bronze medallions of the four brothers of Cardinal Luigi Omodei were executed in Rome by Bernini aid in the first half of the seventeenth century and used in four corners of the classroom to the obelisks of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Milan, transformed in this way in the family tomb of Omodei / Amadei." (Link 3.)

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                                                   Tomb (Link 3.)
Note: L'Eroica is a celebration of Italian cycling during the heydays of the 40's and 50's whereby you experience the white roads of Tuscany.
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Photos: Taken in Milan, Italy on iPhone by RW while  en route to the 2016
                 L'Eroica  Classic Bike Race in Tuscany, Italy.
Link 1: http://www.eroicagaiole.com/registration
Link 2: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g187849-d7785388-Reviews-Chiesa_di_Santa_Maria_della (translation)
Link 3: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Santa_Maria_della_Vittoria_(Milan)_-_Graves
Link 4: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g187791-d246184-r387481210-Santa_Maria_della_Vittoria


Prayer
God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)


Sunday, October 16, 2016


St. Nikolaus-Kirche

St. Nikolaus-Kirche/Evangelische Kircchengemeide
Markt, Germany

"Märkt is a scattered village with a loosely woven. By A 98 the district area is divided into two halves. In the eastern part there is the village, in the western part exclusively an industrial area. Largest company in place is the automation technology manufacturers Conductix-Wampfler ." (Link 1.)  It is in the south-western tip of Germany, across the border from Basel, Switzerland.

"The Protestant church in Märkt goes back to the late 14th or early 15th century. In choir are frescoes of the 15th century. They were restored in 1959.  The interior of the Gothic hall church and the choir are by a triumphal arch separated." (Link 1.)


Church Bell
Church Organ Pipes


Photos: Taken on iPhone by RW while living and working in Basel, Switzerland.


Prayer
God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

Sunday, October 9, 2016



Frauminster, Zurich, Switzerland


Frauminster/Church of Our Lady (Link 2.)
Zurich, Switzerland

Church Plaque



Church Statue Detail

Church Fountain Detail

Church Plaque Detail


" A cycle of frescos by Paul Bodmer depicts the legend of the founding of the monastery and of the city's patron saints Felix and Regula." (Link 3.)

Church Fresco by Swiss  Painter, Paul Bodmer

Church Statue Detail

Church Statue Detail

Church Pillar Detail

Church Detail


Photos: Taken on iPhone by RW while living and working in Basel, Switzerland.
Link 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraum%C3%BCnster
Link 2: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g188113-d196027-Reviews-Church_of_Our_Lady_Fra
Link 3: With 5793 pipes, the organ in the Fraumünster Church is the largest in the Canton of Zurich. A cycle of frescos by Paul Bodmer depicts the legend of the founding of the monastery and of the city's patron saints Felix and Regula.
Prayer
God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Front of the Monastery Church

Kloster Einsiedeln
South of Zurich, Switzerland


Side Court Yard Entrance of Monastery

The Einsiedeln Monastery with its departments and cathedral Assumption and St. Mauritius is an immediate Benedictine in the town of Einsiedeln in Canton Schwyz . The Abbey is an important station on the Camino de Santiago and even the destination of many pilgrims . The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln in the shrine attracts pilgrims and tourists .The community has about 60 members. The monastery is not part of a diocese , but has the status of a territorial abbey .
Since its inception in 1130, the Benedictine belongs monastery driving in Zurich to Einsiede ln Abbey, characterized by the abbot of Einsiede ln also the one of the monastery driving. Together, they form the world's only surviving double monastery in Benedictine Order (Link 1.)

The central building of the monastery is the twin Collegiate Church which was consecrated to 1735 in 1719 and was also designed by Caspar Moosbrugger.Considered the most important baroque church in Switzerland.


Photos: Taken on iPhone by RW while living and working in Basel, Switzerland.
Link 1: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Einsiedeln (translation)


Prayer
God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)