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  Mater Dolorosa
In traditional Catholicism the Friday of Passion Week is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.
In many Catholic countries the day is known as Friday of Sorrows or Friday of Passion, and processions take place to commemorate Mary’s pain and sorrow during the passion of her Son.

  Mater Dolorosa

In traditional Catholicism the Friday of Passion Week is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

In many Catholic countries the day is known as Friday of Sorrows or Friday of Passion, and processions take place to commemorate Mary’s pain and sorrow during the passion of her Son.

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"To combat evil… is to fight with love for all men, including those who are less good. It is to put goodness in relief, so as to make it more attractive, rather than to propagate evil by describing it. When the occasion presents itself to call the attention of society, or of authority, to some evil, it must be done with love for the person to blame, and with delicacy. Do not exaggerate; do not go into detail about the evil any more than is necessary to remedy it."
 St. Maximilian Kolbe.
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  Cherubino Alberti, The resurrection, Christ in the upper centre before the tomb, soldiers below fall away, the three Holy Women on the right, 1570-1590.

  Cherubino Alberti, The resurrection, Christ in the upper centre before the tomb, soldiers below fall away, the three Holy Women on the right, 1570-1590.

    “ It is doubtless true that the masses have always been led in one way or another, and it could be said that their part in history consists primarily in allowing themselves to be led, since they represent a predominantly passive element, a materia in the Aristotelian sense of the word; but in order to lead them today it is sufficient to possess oneself of purely material means, taking the word matter this time in its ordinary sense, and this clearly shows to what depths the present age has sunk; and at the same time these same masses are made to believe that they are not being led, but that they are acting spontaneously and governing themselves, and the fact that they believe this to be true gives an idea of the extent of their unintelligence.

     René Guénon.

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  Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl, Death and the Maiden.

  Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl, Death and the Maiden.

"As for my patients who were bored and who created convoluted difficulties for themselves to disguise that fact, I came to the conclusion that the world seemed dull and slow moving to them by comparison with videos, films, shows, and television. The greatest cause of boredom in the modern world is entertainment."
  Theodore Dalrymple
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  Penitents in black veils during the Holy Saturday procession of the Madonna della Vergine Desolata (Our Lady of Desolation) in Canosa di Puglia, Italy.

  Penitents in black veils during the Holy Saturday procession of the Madonna della Vergine Desolata (Our Lady of Desolation) in Canosa di Puglia, Italy.

  Os sábios da terra não são os mais próprios para o governo dela.

Se os sentidos nos enganam, quem nos há-de desenganar, ou como havemos de emendar esses mesmos sentidos enganados?

       “Reflexões sobre a Vaidade dos Homens”, Matias Aires.