saint paraskevi was a famous follower of christ, born and raised in rome she sold all of her worldly possessions and used her money to assist christians spreading the gospel of christ. during the reign of the roman antoninus pius she was arrested under the penalty of refusing to worship idols and adhering to the state pagan religion. after enduring many tortures including her head being compressed in a vice, she was eventually released by the emperor, continuing to profess christ. she was eventually arrested again, viciously tortured and beheaded by the roman governor tarasius in the year 180. during the reign of the moors in greece her tomb was discovered and in 1411 a monastery was built in vikos gorge, and named in her honor. this painting among many frescoes of her from the monastery of saint paraskevi are still intact and archived in the british museum in london, england.
london, england 15th century
the holy prophet malachi
prophet malachi of the tribe of levi is the last of the prophets in the old testament writings, he authored the book of malachi, also called the prophecy of malachias. this ancient painting of malachi is a panel from the maesta altarpiece of siena dated 1311.
housed in the museo dell'opera del duomo, an art museum in siena, in tuscany in central italy. the famous museum houses works of art and architectural fragments that were formerly in, or a part of, the duomo of siena that was commissioned by the moors of italy.
saint florian is one of the most venerated early christain saints. this ancient altarpiece of the saint is located in the strasbourg roman catholic cathedral in strasbourg, france. he joined the roman army and advanced in the ranks rising to commander of the imperial army in noricum. during the diocletianic persecution of christians, reports reached rome that st. florian was not enforcing the proscriptions against christians in his territory and, thus, was sentenced to death by fire. his body was later retrieved by christians and buried at an augustinian monastery near lorch. this altarpiece located is in strasbourg, alsace, the sixth-tallest church in the world and the highest extant structure built entirely during the darks ages. florian was later named a patron saint in upper austria, and is venerated throughout europe.
source: strasbourg cathedral
strasbourg, alsace, france 13th century
This duck is sitting in a cage in a small live market in nyc with hundreds of other birds. she is about to be murdered. she can see the k**l area right in front of her. she can see other birds being killed. someone will walk into the market, pick her out, then go home and eat her.
she doesn’t want to die.
💔💔💔 #vegan#govegan#vegansofig#duck#livemarket#slavery #m****r
Racism is the fact that ‘white’ means ‘normal’ and that anything else is different. because whiteness is viewed as the “default,” white people have the privilege of distancing themselves from the concept of race or denying it altogether.
whiteness is always protected, even at its worst.
the entire discussion of race in america centers around the protection of white feelings
for white people, talking about race is uncomfortable. for people of color, it’s a necessity.
no, talking about race isn't fun. confronting privileges and structures far larger than yourself -- ones which you may feel you have little-to-no control over or no idea how to change - will always be uncomfortable.