Death of St. Joseph

Photo caption:

19 March is the Solemnity of St Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus Christ. By tradition, St Joseph died in the arms of Mary and Jesus, and for this reason, he is the patron of the happy (blessed) death.

"Father, You made us in Your own image and Your Son accepted death for our salvation. Help us to keep watch in prayer at all times. May we be free from sin when we leave this world and rejoice in peace with You for ever. Amen."

This stained glass window is in the parish church in Lourdes, France.


St. Patrick

(photo credit)
Burford's parish church of St John the Baptist, England


Outstanding Detail

St John's Church, Wall, Lichfield, Staffordshire England



Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Mexico


Twin Hearts

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Mexico


Armed Man

The following is a quote from the photographer:
"L'homme, l'homme, l'homme armé,
L'homme armé
L'homme armé doibt on doubter, doibt on doubter.
On a fait partout crier,Que chascun se viengne armer
D'un haubregon de fer."
'The man, the man, the armed man,
The armed man
The armed man should be feared, should be feared.
Everywhere it has been proclaimed
That each man shall arm himself
With a coat of iron mail.'
This famous late medieval chanson seemed a fitting description of this mid-14th-century roundel from St Mary's church in Stanton St John.


Medieval Coat of Arms

Segovia Alcazar, Spain

Shepherds Adoring

The Lord Most High who holds all things within His power, emptied Himself and took on all the weaknesses of human flesh and was born into the humblest of circumstances. His holy birth was first announced to the lowliest people during this time - the shepherds. Shepherds were of the lowliest rank according to worldly thinking - but the ways of the Lord are not of this world. We are not to seek wordly acclaim, fame, power and riches, but rather build up treasure in Heaven.



My guess is this depicts the archangel Gabriel, he is often pictured with the long stemmed flower and with the one arm raised at the annunciation.


Keys of Peter

"And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven." Matthew 16:19


Madonna & Child

St Mary, Preston, Suffolk

1860s glass by Ward & Hughes


Christ the Good Shepherd

(photo credit)

St Mary, Baylham, Suffolk England


Jesus preaching from a boat

"And great multitudes were gathered unto him, so that he went up into a boat and sat: and all the multitude stood on the shore." ~Matthew 13:2


Instruments of Christ's Passion

Dominican sisters' convent at Stone, Staffordshire England

Our God & our King

All Saints Church, Falmouth


Via Dolorosa

Magdalene College chapel, Cambridge




Cropredy parish church