Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
Church of the Resurrection is an Orthodox edifice in the city of
Kostroma on the Volga, Russia. The first building dates from the 13th
century, but in the 17th century, according to tradition, a large church
was erected on the request of a wealthy merchant who had ordered 10
tons of dyes from England but instead received barrels of gold.
The merchant considered this mysterious gold as not honestly earned, an
evil gift sent by the devil, and decided to spend it on building a
magnificent cathedral housing the most precious relic of the city: a
Byzantine icon called Our Lady of Saint Theodore, or Our Lady of
It is said that just before the revolutionary events of 1917 in Russia,
the icon darkened to the point that the image became virtually
invisible. This was interpreted as a bad omen for the Romanov dynasty.
Besides the monasteries, most of the churches in the city were
transformed or demolished during the Soviet era. The only church to have
survived is the Church of the Resurrection, home of the icon of Our
Lady of Kostroma.