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Today is the feast day of St. Agnes: patron Saint of young girls, chastity, and rape survivors.
Here is the spotify link of the songs I’ve been painting, writing, cleaning, and drinking to in 2017.(Honorable mention, though not on spotify: Joanna Newsom and the Brkic Triplets. I will feature the latter in the coming weeks.) Citing this page: Solomon, Alana. “Heavy Rotation 2017 Playlist.” Ortolana Studio. Ortolana Studio, 30 December 2017.
(Featured image: Working on a specimen while my (very much alive) pet pigeon Franklin looks on. Later while preserving a pigeon, I would build a sort of tent around the table in order to block her dissected brethren from her view.) The Start In the mid-2000’s I taught myself the basics of small bird and […]
UPDATE: January 24th 2018 From Father Paolo M. Siano, Corrispondenza Romana, via Rorate Caeli. Excerpts: A few days ago, on January 20th there was an important anniversary in the history of the Franciscans of the Immaculate (FI). On that date six years ago (2012), in our Roman convent on Via Boccea, a meeting took place […]
Today I would like to share with you this incredibly charming, hypnotic, and beautiful video I found on YouTube some time ago. It comes from the website of the Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service. Although mockumentary films like the “Look Around” series reference the style, it is, in fact, a real film. And don’t listen […]
(Note: This post was made before my conversion from the Roman church to Eastern Orthodoxy, and the calendar and prayers reflect as much.) Posted in honor of the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15th (Also celebrated the Friday before Good Friday).
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) Today is the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the man who wanted only to live the simple life of a cloistered Cistercian monk, but ended up traveling the world, advising Popes, scattering heretical sects, and much more.
In the spirit of school starting in little over a week, here are some free talks for the medieval/early-modern history fans out there, especially those interested in the body, food, illness, punishment, and so on. (I’ve also thrown in one lecture on early medieval Latin song with my dear M. in mind.)
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy. I very much acknowledge, recognize and understand the problematic nature of Franciscan spirituality in general; however, I remain inspired by the writings of St. Clare in particular.) Adapted directly and faithfully from Clare’s letter to Ermentrude of Bruges: Gaze upon Him, consider […]