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According to Tradition, God created Mary specially in her mother’s womb, made her alone of all mortals to be free from Original Sin, all for the express purpose of having her bear His only begotten Son.

And when the time for her to conceive was near, He sent the angel Gabriel unto her, and do you know what He did next?

He ASKED FOR HER EXPLICIT CONSENT.

God, Maker of the universe, of all that is seen and unseen, Divine Author of Mary’s own body and soul, ASKED FOR CONSENT FIRST.

Here endeth the lesson.

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M.I.A : MODZIK, Paris

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fadeaccompli:

Kittens. Kittens. KITTENS.

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morgrana:

All those years burying you in my memory. Pretending you didn’t exist. Keeping you a secret, even from myself. Pretending you weren’t the Doctor when you were the Doctor more than anyone else. You were the Doctor when it wasn’t possible to get it right. But this time…You don’t have to do it alone.

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whovianfloozy:

I am crying so hard right now.

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Didn’t think I’d be saying this, but I actually really liked The Day of the Doctor. I’m not all too fond of Moffat, but props are due where they’re due.

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aimlessme:

Terrible pass coverage, cat. Right through the paws.

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Today in edgy’s history readings…

From a document on curing spasms from the 14th century:

A soldier was troubled by spasm so that his head was bent back almost to his arse, rather like a crossbow, who almost died for pain and anguish. The said knight saw this and took the charm written on parchment, kept in a closed purse, and put it around the neck of the patient.

Ohh, the visuals in my head right now.

Since he’s arched back, I’m imagining the purse hanging down behind him, and if the string on the purse was long enough for reach his arse, he really would have looked like a bow. And I can’t help but imagine the knight wondering if he could use him.

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zombiesbride:

I’m from Poland and Beksiński is my favourite artist of all time.

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art-of-swords:

Partizans

Photo #1

  • Attributed to Jean Berain I (1640 - 1711)
  • Dated: circa 1670 - 1680
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, gold and velvet, etched, chiselled and gilded
  • Measurements: blade length: 53.2 cm, straps length: 7.3 cm. Weight: 1.92 kg
  • Inscription: ‘NEC PLVRIBVS IM·PAR’

Photo #2

  • Dated: 1719
  • Culture: Polish
  • Medium: steel, oak, copper alloy, gold, velvet and silk, stippled and gilded
  • Measurements: overall length (including socket): 62.2 cm, straps length: 45.7 cm. Weight: 2.69 kg

Photo #3

  • Dated: 1714
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, silver and pine, damascened and engraved
  • Measurements: overall length: 184 cm. Head length: 32 cm. Weight: 1.3 kg

Photo #4

  • Dated: 1620
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, gold, copper alloy, silk, velvet and cotton, blued and damascened
  • Measurements: overall length: 222 cm. Head length: 53.3 cm. Weight: 3.104 kg
  • Inscription: ‘L’ With collars of the Orders of St Michel and the Saint-Esprit

Photo #5

  • Designer: probably Georges Berain
  • Dated: 1662 - 1715
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, gold, silk, wood, silver, copper alloy and velvet, chiselled, blued and damascened
  • Measurements: overall length: 240 cm. Head length: 53.3 cm. Weight: 2.91 kg
  • Inscription: ‘NEC PLURIBUS IMPAR’ ‘Equal to anything’

Photo #6

  • Dated: 1640
  • Culture: German
  • Medium: steel, copper alloy, gold and oak, etched and gilded
  • Measurements: hear length: 61 cm (including socket). Straps length: 47.6 cm. Weight: 3.48 kg
  • Heraldry: 3 lances, the banner charges with crosses patty; supported by cranes holding also the mitre, sword and episcopal staff
  • Inscription: ‘IN · HOC · SIGNO’
  • Decoration: Arms (three keys, 2 and 1; supporters; two cranes, each holding a key)
  • Inscription: ‘·POUR · BIEN ·’d

Source: Copyright © 2013 The Wallace Collection

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