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Little Known Facts about St. Francis of Assisi

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Little Known Facts about St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis in prayer. Image source: The Famous People A few days from now will be the celebration of the stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi—who the namesake of the current Roman Catholic Pope! Known to be the humble saint who gave...


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Church Architecture: Baroque Period

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Church Architecture: Baroque Period

By the time the Renaissance had ended, the Catholic Church proposed a course of action. This action was the Counter-Reformation. It was to restore the faith of those shaken by Protestant reformers. From there, the Baroque architectural movement started. Although...


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Church Architecture: Renaissance Period

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Church Architecture: Renaissance Period

From the towering spires of the Gothic era, church architecture shifted as society rediscovered various wonders of the ancient world. This was during the classical antiquity period. And the fact is, Italy did not inherit Gothic architecture that much and managed to develop a distinctive...


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Church Architecture: Romanesque Era

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Church Architecture: Romanesque Era

As the late antiquity era was drawing to a close, so was the inevitable fall of the Western Roman Empire, whose capital was displaced from Rome to the Italian city of Ravenna. In 410 AD, the Visigoths sacked Rome and...


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Church Architecture: Byzantine Era

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Church Architecture: Byzantine Era

In the previous entry, we talked about Early Christian architecture. All that would be transformed during the rule of Emperor Justinian I in the 4th century, when the architectural style of various structures changed drastically—including those of churches—as he started the campaign to assimilate Byzantine...


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