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You Did Enlarge My Heart: How God Creates Space In Our Soul

God is limitless. But we are not. We are confined by our smallness and our sinfulness, yet the Lord desires to pour Himself, more and more, into our hearts.  In His desire that we experience life “to the full”, there are two ways that God creates space for Himself.  He empties us, and then He actually enlarges our hearts. First of all, the soul exerts much energy to clear away the clutter of worldly attachments in the purgative way.  Then the Lord takes over during the awful, excruciating su...
Tags: Religion, St Teresa, Michelangelo, Avila, St Benedict, Mary Magdalen, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction, SpiritualDirection, Joseph Hollcraft, Avila Institute, Hollcraft, Anthony Lilles, St Philip Neri

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Travel

Posted: 5/16/2019 | May 16th, 2019 Seth Kugel is the former Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times and author of the new Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, from which this is adapted. I’ve known him for years and our travel philosophy dovetails a lot. I read his book last year and thought “If I were ever to write a book on the state of the travel industry, this is the book I would write!” It’s a great book and today, Seth excerpted part of the book for us! Stencil...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, New York, European Union, Budapest, New York Times, Paris, Tripadvisor, Google Translate, Canon, Warsaw, Hostelworld, Best Travel Books, Random Musings

18 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Most recently, viewers noticed that a 2017 episode of the cartoon seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on Sunday night's penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 19 years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Tr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Sweden, Singapore, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesco, Bbc, Mit, Uganda, Fox, David, Netflix

Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Piazza, Zagreb, All, Don, Roman, Castel Sant, Michelangelo, Tiber River, Augustus, St Peter 's Square, Bronte

8 adventures in Fort Myers & Sanibel

T here are two kinds of adventures: the ones you wish you weren’t having — locking the keys in the car, gulping down a third cup of coffee to power you through a slammed day at work — and the ones you wish you were, like the ones on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Here on Florida’s Gulf Coast, you’ll only need that three-cup caffeine rush to tackle a full day of gathering shells, kayaking among manatees, and reeling in silver tarpon. With or without a camera, here are eight adventures you...
Tags: Travel, Family, Florida, Things To Do, Vacation, Gulf Coast, Beach, All, Gulf, Don, Violet, Fort Myers, Michelangelo, Tahiti, Pine Island, Fort Myers Beach

Underrated churches in Rome, Italy

Rome is famous for its many awe-inspiring churches, but the sheer number of them (about 900) can make it difficult to decide exactly which ones to visit once in the city. Once you’ve battled the crowds and made your obligatory visits to Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, consider visiting some of the underrated churches listed below for a more unique, but just as artistically and architecturally beautiful, trip to Rome. 1. San Luigi dei Francesi Photo: Luciano Mortula – LGM/Sh...
Tags: Travel, Jerusalem, Rome, Raphael, John, Matthew, Piazza, Bernini, All, Peter, ROME Italy, Caravaggio, St Peter, John the Baptist, Teresa, Michelangelo

Lortie - Liszt, 28 April 2019

Wigmore Hall Années de pèlerinage, première année: ‘Suisse’ , S 160 Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: ‘Italie’ , S 161 Années de pèlerinage, troisième année , S 163 On 27 April, Louis Lortie celebrated his sixtieth birthday. I can only presume the celebrations were not unduly arduous, since he played all three books of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage – omitting only the ‘Venezia e Napoli’ supplement to the second book – the following evening at the Wigmore H...
Tags: Mexico, Religion, Rome, Beethoven, Catholic, Hamilton, Napoli, Dante, Byron, Schumann, Wagner, Michelangelo, VENEZIA, Eugene Onegin, Childe Harold, Liszt

SPOTTED: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Frozen Treats

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock Surprise Ice Cream Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tropical Punch Frozen Confection Bar Too bad each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle didn’t get his own flavor. Here are some ideas: Michelangelo’s Malt Chocolate Smash, Raphael’s Rockin’ Sockin’ Strawberry, Donatello’s Grape Genius Rush, or Leonardo’s, um, I got nothing for Leo. Sorry, Leo. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.) Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopp...
Tags: Shopping, Walmart, Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Spotted on Shelves, Amanda Y, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Leo Sorry Leo

Handel and the Rival Queens

From Leonardo vs. Michelangelo to Picasso vs. Matisse; from Mozart vs. Salieri to Reich v. Glass: whether it’s Maria Callas vs. Renata Tebaldi or Herbert von Karajan vs. Wilhelm Furtwängler, the history of culture is also a history of rivalries nurtured and reputations derided - more often by coteries and aficionados than by the artists themselves.
Tags: Religion, Mozart, Picasso, Matisse, Reich, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Handel, Maria Callas, Salieri, Herbert von Karajan, Renata Tebaldi, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Today Is The 500th Anniversary Of Leonardo’s Birth – Why His Ideas Still Resonate

Twenty-first-century scholars at MIT ranked him the sixth most influential person who ever lived. Like Rembrandt and Michelangelo, he is so renowned that he is known by only his first name. Yet despite his fame, there are things about Leonardo that many people today find surprising. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, People, Mit, Rembrandt, Leonardo, Michelangelo, 04.10.19

La Pietà in Rome

Say "La Pietà" and you think immediately of Michelangelo’s Rome Pietà. Just now Roman Oscar-winning film composer Nicola Piovani has asked us to contemplate two additional Pietà’s in Rome, a mother whose son is dead by overdose, and a mother whose son starved to death.
Tags: Religion, Rome, Michelangelo, Pietà, La Pietà, Nicola Piovani

What I learned on my Spring Break

I just returned from eight days in Italy. It was a whirlwind Spring Break tour of Rome and Florence. We covered a lot of ground — per my Apple Watch, 63 miles and 140,000 steps, to be precise. And we saw a lot of stuff — the Vatican, the Colosseum, lots of beautiful churches, lots of ancient sites and ruins, and (almost) too much pizza, pasta, and gelato (but never too much wine). It's hard to synthesize our eight days into a few key highlights. But I'll do my best. Our early entry tour of ...
Tags: Law, Rome, David, Pope Francis, Italy, Vatican, Airbnb, Florence, Dante, Donovan, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Jon Hyman, Chapel, Tom Collinses, Santa Cecilia

Some Day My Prints Will Come

After centuries (okay, okay… a few years) of searching how to best share my photography prints with the kind folks who have been asking about this very thing for some time, I finally have a perfect solution! Morning Glory Say Hello to Thirty9 From the premier printing company in the United States comes Thirty9; an exclusive collection of imagery from—you guessed it— thirty-nine photographers. You’ll find a diverse collection of imagery to choose from in their exceptional online ga...
Tags: Travel, Steve Jobs, United States, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Leo Burnett, Thomas Merton, Michelangelo, Jack London, Marc Chagall, Ken Kaminesky, Horace, Stella Adler

Research Proves “Pieta” Model Made by Michelangelo

Over a decade of research has proved that Michelangelo is the artist behind a terracotta model of his famed Pieta, the Telegraph reports. “It turned out to be the most documented terracotta statue of the Renaissance. We have a mountain of documents now. They were the last piece of the puzzle. The mystery is resolved,” says historian Roy Doliner. Read […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Michelangelo, Roy Doliner Read

Michelangelo’s Terracotta Study For ‘Pietà’ Identified

“Presenting a new book on their research, art historians revealed extensive documentation from the Renaissance that appears to prove the [terracotta] statue” — which surfaced about two decades ago in northern Italy — “was made by Michelangelo, as well as striking similarities between the object and other, confirmed masterpieces by the artist.” – The Telegraph (UK)
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, Michelangelo

Michelangelo in Rome: His Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Beyond

Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all over the capital and it is well worth the effort to seek it out. The post Michelangelo in Rome: His Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Beyond appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, Rome, Vatican City, Tours, Arts And Culture, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Capitoline Hill, Featured Articles, Churches And Basilicas, Michelangelo Buonarotti

Michelangelo in Rome

A life isn’t enough time to see all the treasures of Rome. So it goes without saying that three days in the Italian capital will leave you wanting more. But one way that you can structure a Rome itinerary that takes in the city’s greatest monuments and its lesser known gems is to follow in the footsteps of Italy’s greatest artists. Master Renaissance painter, sculptor, and architect Michelangelo is an obvious artist with which to begin. Michelangelo Buonarotti (born 6 March 1475, d...
Tags: Travel, Books, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Florence, Tours, Christ, Piazza, Arts And Culture, Peter, Diocletian, Minerva, Virgin Mary, Michelangelo

Today in History for March 6th

Highlights of this day in history: The Alamo falls; The Dred Scott decision brings America closer to Civil War; Renaissance artist Michelangelo born; Walter Cronkite leaves 'The CBS Evening News'; Ed McMahon and Rob Reiner born. (March 6)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, America, Ap, Cbs, Scott, Alamo, Michelangelo, Rob Reiner, Walter Cronkite, Ed McMahon

Michelangelo on Genius

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Tags: Innovation, Michelangelo, Breakthrough Thinking

Bruce Curley Poetry Biography

“It is difficultto get the news from poemsyet men die miserably every dayfor lack of what is found there.”   William Carlos Williams,  Live readings of Bruce Curley's poetry may be found here. Screaming Like a Banshee , Feile-Festa Literary Arts Journal, Edited by Frank Polizzi, Spring 20010m Paradiso-Parthas Press, LLC, 214 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012, at the Deli, Feile-Festa Literary Arts Journal, Edited by Frank P...
Tags: Religion, Stockton, Albert Einstein, Jack, Journal, Coyote, Bobby, KGB, Seamus Heaney, Michelangelo, Rockford, Tucson AZ, William Carlos Williams, Vassar College, Frederick County, Mesa AZ

The best Little Italys in America

If you’re on the keto diet, don’t even bother reading this story. Because no human even hears the words “Little Italy” without smelling garlic, tasting red wine, and reflexively slipping into a carb-induced food coma. Typically, the Italian food in any neighborhood called “Little Italy” is worth the calories. You can certainly go to Little Italys in New York, Chicago, Philly, and San Francisco and be guaranteed a great meal, but Italian enclaves aren’t limited to huge cities, and the widespr...
Tags: Travel, New York, Milan, California, Boston, America, San Francisco, Italy, San Diego, Philadelphia, Santa, Cleveland, St Louis, Baltimore, Rhode Island, New England

Mona Lisa Had a Cleavage?

    A page in an eighteen-century book of an engraving of the Mona Lisa. History lessons then and now. I never noticed that the Mona Lisa had a cleavage as I do in this engraving. It strikes me funny that two people can look at the same thing and have two completely different impressions of it. The engraver back then seem to notice her cleavage more than her smile.       Why is the Mona Lisa so Famous via the "Louvre Museum and draws thousands of jostling spectators each day...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Washington, France, New York City, United States, living in France, Paris, Italy, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Florence, Napoleon

Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel: Light as symbolic element

A new lighting system revealed yesterday in Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel (or New Sacristy) at San Lorenzo is much more than news; it’s an opportunity to reflect on the role of light in Michelangelo’s prodigious project. Many art historians have observed that light plays a symbolic role in this space, famous for its sculptural representations of Night and Day, Dusk and Dawn, but it is indeed hard to notice this when you look  at the space with the artificial lighting system installed 30 years ago...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Wikipedia, Rome, Madonna, Raphael, Florence, San Lorenzo, Art History, Peter, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo, Gaston, Medici

Open Mike: Hottest Day, Oldest Male, Juggling 11, and Sometimes Things Don't Go Right (OT)

[ I ended up being forced to take yesterday off. Had a battery of cardiac tests that took all afternoon, the purpose of which, according to my cardiologist, was to reassure me that exercise is possible and safe. Passed with flying colors, but now I have to buy myself a treadmill (or a stationary bicycle, or an elliptical trainer, something I can use every day in the house regardless of the weather), and I'm just not feeling up to any of it—the research, the hassle of getting it installed, the e...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Philadelphia, John Higgins, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Barnes, Jeanne Calment, Michelangelo, Jeanne, Julian, Juliana, Lehigh University, Yvonne, Paul Delaroche

A Young Man’s Self-Image is Healed in Christ

Growing up in America in the last five decades has proven to be extremely dangerous to boys and young men. One has only to consider the endless diet of harmful Hollywood nonsense that is ever present to young people (if even subliminally). Contrast Michelangelo’s sixteenth-century image of David with the main character in Paul and Chris Weitz’s infamous movie American Pie (1999). Anyone with the ability to reason ought to draw worrisome conclusions about young men and their self-perception today...
Tags: Hollywood, Featured, Media, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, David, Culture, Jesus, John, Mel Gibson, Christ, Chris Weitz, Jesus Christ, Lazarus

Explore an Interactive Version of The Wall of Birds, a 2,500 Square-Foot Mural That Documents the Evolution of Birds Over 375 Million Years

Now, this avian Vatican also has its own Michelangelo. – Audubon Magazine And the Class of Aves has its very own avian Pantone chart, created by science illustrator Jane Kim in service of her 2,500 square-foot Wall of Birds mural at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology. The custom chart’s fifty-one colors comprise about 90 percent of the finished work. A palette of thirteen Golden Fluid Acrylics supplied the jewel-toned accents so thrilling to birdwatchers. Along the way, Kim absorbe...
Tags: Google, Science, Biology, College, New York City, Nature, Museums, Vatican, Kim, Cornell, Cornell University, Starling, Facebook Twitter, Michelangelo, Lilac, Jane Kim

Rome: 10 tips for visiting St. Peter’s Basilica & the Vatican Museums

Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums rank among the most visited sights for a traveler coming to Rome. And for good reason — the Vatican, the world’s smallest independent state, is the home base of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. It also houses the world’s most important collection of classical sculptures and Renaissance art within the Vatican Museums — including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, which alone attracts a whopping 4 million visitors per year. Related: Cheap hotels ne...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Raphael, Pope, Dailycheapo, Budget Tips Rome, Peter, Don, St Peter, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Roman Catholic Church, Vatican Museums, Saint Peter

2 Artists, 500 Years Apart, Asking the Same Spiritual Questions

An exhibition at the Royal Academy in London pairs works by the American video artist Bill Viola with drawings and sculpture by Michelangelo.
Tags: Art, London, News, Royal Academy of Arts, Bill, Michelangelo, Viola, Royal Academy, Buonarroti, Bill Viola, London (England, Christians and Christianity, Bill Viola/Michelangelo (Exhibit

10-day itinerary for Italy: An affordable trip to Rome, Florence and Venice

When planning a vacation in Italy, it’s tempting to want to see and do it all. It’s very easy to over schedule your trip, especially on a tight time frame like a 10-day visit. To really get into la dolce vita, it’s better to limit yourself to a few cities or towns and take your time in each one. Delays and unforeseen events (along with these common tourists mistakes) can derail even the best-planned schedules and cause stress, which is the opposite of what your vacation should be about. If you’r...
Tags: Travel, Rome, David, Italy, Vatican, Venice, Sightseeing, Florence, Roma, Tuscany, Grand Canal, Trevi Fountain, Trip Planning, Dailycheapo, Italy Budget Tips, Mark

9 quotations from Martin Luther King Jr. on work, wealth, and love

9 quotations from Martin Luther King Jr. on work, wealth, and love U.S. citizens today mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but the Baptist minister’s inspirational plea for civil rights and human dignity echoed across the Atlantic and inspired millions around the world. In his memory, here are nine quotations from MLK Jr. on work, trade, morality, and love. On international free trade: Maybe you haven’t ever thought about it, but you can’t leave home in th...
Tags: Religion, America, Rome, Atlantic, United States, Beethoven, Jesus, Shakespeare, Martin Luther King Jr, Ben, Michelangelo, Thomas Aquinas, Handel, Washington Photo, Rev Ben Johnson Martin Luther King Jr