St. Thomas of Villanova O.S.A. (1488–1555) was a Spanish friar of the Order of Saint Augustine who was a noted preacher, ascetic and religious writer of his day. He became an archbishop who was famous for the extent of his care for the poor of his see. Feastday, September 22

St. Thomas of Villanova O.S.A. (1488–1555) was a Spanish friar of the Order of Saint Augustine who was a noted preacher, ascetic and religious writer of his day. He became an archbishop who was famous for the extent of his care for the poor of his see. Feastday, September 22

St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata - Bartolome Esteban Murillo.  c. 1645-50.  Oil on canvas.  Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville, Spain.

St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata - Bartolome Esteban Murillo. c. 1645-50. Oil on canvas. Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville, Spain.

"INMACULADA DE LOS VENERABLES" PINTADA POR MURILLO EN 1678. ÉSTE PERTENECE AL BARROCO ESPAÑOL Y DENTRO DE ÉSTE A LA ESCUELA  ANDALUZA. EN ESTA ÉPOCA EL TEMA PRINCIPAL ES EL RELIGIOSO. TAMBIÉN SE DABA EL TENEBRISMO AUNQUE ESTE AUTOR EN LOS ÚLTIMOS AÑOS DE PINTURA, SE HACE MÁS COLORISTA.

The Immaculate Conception

"INMACULADA DE LOS VENERABLES" PINTADA POR MURILLO EN 1678. ÉSTE PERTENECE AL BARROCO ESPAÑOL Y DENTRO DE ÉSTE A LA ESCUELA ANDALUZA. EN ESTA ÉPOCA EL TEMA PRINCIPAL ES EL RELIGIOSO. TAMBIÉN SE DABA EL TENEBRISMO AUNQUE ESTE AUTOR EN LOS ÚLTIMOS AÑOS DE PINTURA, SE HACE MÁS COLORISTA.

A new favorite: Blessed Maria Terese Fasce loved St. Rita of Cascia and couldn't wait to get to her monastery. It wasn't at all what she expected. So, she prayed and made it better.

A new favorite: Blessed Maria Terese Fasce loved St. Rita of Cascia and couldn't wait to get to her monastery. It wasn't at all what she expected. So, she prayed and made it better.

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