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A SUPERB Russian antique FABERGE gem-set rock crystal and royal purple guilloche enamel parasol handle, workmaster Albert Holmstrom, made in St. Petersburg between 1908 and 1917

This may be one of my new favorite pictures of Blessed Mother and baby Jesus. Mary with Jesus art-piece in the St Margaret Mary Chapel of Blessed Trinity Church, Owego, NY

The Queenship of Mary. As in all the mysteries of Mary’s life, Mary is closely associated with Jesus: Her queenship is a share in Jesus’ kingship. We can also recall that in the Old Testament the mother of the king has great influence in court...

"St. Longinus, martyr" in 1631-38, by #GianLorenzoBernini (Napoli 1598-Roma 1680). St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican. Longinus was the Roman soldier who pierced the side of the body of Jesus with his spear, known as the Holy Lance. On the death of Jesus, exclaiming: "Truly this was the Son of God." The Longinus legend originated in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, his conversion to Christianity and his death, to become considered a saint by the Catholic Church and other Christian communions.