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St John the Baptist by Leonardo Da Vinci IDLE SPECULATIONS - June 26, 2014 ... saint is looking intently at the viewer but only by means of his right eye and not his left. He seems to be glancing at something else with his left eye. The eyes were generally regarded as the windows to the soul Indeed in one of his Notebooks, Leonardo made precisely the same remark. Leonardo was driven in his anatomical studies to find the seat of the soul He called the location of the soul the sensus communis , or confluence of the mental and imaginative faculties of man ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/Uocyk/~3/ki4GX7K0jWY/st-john-baptist-by-leonardo-da-vinci.html
Saint Aelred, Saint of Spiritual Friendship MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - May 7, 2014 Patricia Carroll OCSO draws our attention to Aelred of Rievaulx, a Cistercian saint and spiritual writer who specialised in writing about friendship as an image of the relationship between God and each person. my source: Wake Up And Live Soon In "Monks and Mermaids" there will be a post on the Manquehue Benedictines, a lay community in Chile belonging to the English Benedictine Congregation. They run three schools that have a remarkable system of Catholic education. Like ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/05/patricia-carroll-ocso-draws-our.html