MADONNA WITH SAINTS CATHERINE, ROSE (HOLDING CHILD JESUS) AND AGNES
GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO
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Re: “‘Santa’ founded Mustard Seed,” April 17.
Gipp Forster is widely applauded for his founding of the Mustard Seed, and rightly so, but before that there was another aspect of Gipp that bears remembering — his support of music in Victoria during the late 1960s.
Gipp ran Gipper’s Underground, a popular folk coffeehouse in the basement of the (then) Century Inn.
His wonderfully inviting and friendly nature soon attracted a large following and made it “the” place for folk music in the city.
I was a frequent guest and performer there, as were most of the folkies in town. At the height of the “folk boom” of the 1960s, Gipp’s was a place we could go and play the open stage, hear the latest songs, trade guitar licks, talk about music and hear the wonderful acts he brought in.
I remember several appearances by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, as well as Valdy and a very young Ann Mortifee, among many others. Gipp always had a hearty welcome for everyone, and usually a story as well, and he hosted the place with warmth and humour.
He ran it with generosity as well, as he had a “free list” of performers who didn’t have to pay, and I am sure that affected his revenue flow, but that was not the main thing for Gipp — it was about community. At the time, Gipper’s was the only place like it, and it helped to form some notable musical careers.
Agnes of Montepulciano
|St. Agnes of Montepulciano, O.P.|
|Saint Agnes miraculously receiving the Blessed Sacrament from an angel|
|Born||28 January 1268
Montepulciano, Papal States
|Died||20 April 1317
Montepulciano, Papal States
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church
|Canonized||1726 by Pope Benedict XIII|
|Majorshrine||Church of St. Agnes, Montepulicano, Siena, Italy|
|Attributes||Lily and a lamb|
Agnes was born into the noble Segni family in Gracciano, a frazione of Montepulciano, then part of the Papal States. At the age of nine, she convinced her parents to allow her to enter a monastery of women in the city living a simple, contemplative life, known as the “Sisters of the Sack”, after the rough religious habit they wore. She received the permission of the pope to be accepted into this life at such a young age, normally against Church law.
In 1281, the lord of the castle of Proceno, a fief of Orvieto, invited the nuns of Montepulciano to send some of their Sisters to Proceno to found a new monastery. Agnes was among the nuns sent to found this new community.
In 1288 Agnes, despite her youth at only 20 years of age, was noted for her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and deep life of prayer, and was elected as the abbess of the community. There she gained a reputation for performing miracles: people suffering from mental and physical ailments seemed cured by her presence. She was reported to have “multiplied loaves”, creating many from a few on numerous occasions, recalling the Gospel miracle of the loaves and fishes. She herself, however, suffered severe bouts of illness which lasted long periods of time.
In 1306 Agnes was recalled to head the monastery in Montepulciano. She presided over this monastery until her death. After her return, she proceeded to build a church to honor the Blessed Mother, as she felt she had been commanded to do in a mystical vision several years earlier. She also had a vision of St. Dominic Guzman, under the inspiration of which she led the nuns of her monastery to embrace the Rule of St. Augustine as members of the Dominican Order in that year. She was frequently called upon to bring peace to the warring families of the city.
By 1316, Agnes’ health had declined so greatly that her doctor suggested taking the cure at the thermal springs in the neighboring town of Chianciano Terme. The nuns of the community prevailed upon her to take his recommendation. While many of the other bathers reported being cured of their illnesses, Agnes herself received no benefit from the springs. Her health failed to such a degree that she had to be carried back to the monastery on a stretcher.
When her body was moved years after her death to the monastery church, it was found to be incorrupt.
The Dominican friar Raymond of Capua, who later served as confessor to St. Catherine of Siena, wrote an account of Agnes some fifty years later. He described her body as still appearing as if she were alive. Catherine herself referred to her as “Our mother, the glorious Agnes”.
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GOYO DE LA ROSA: Details of preliminary designs for EARTH WEEK-EARTH WALK overhead street banner, circa 1993
The unjust war-mongering Globalist Times Colonist published a full colour photo by Lyle Stafford of the Earth Walk banner which I naively painted in 1993 in Chinatown, not knowing any better.
The Earth Walk banners were painted by myself without assistance, upstairs on the roof of the corner building above the Quanlee’s grocery store, accessed from Andy Sinat’s famous topfloor studio, next to which I had sublet another studio for a couple of years…
Andy encouraged me to paint both banners out there on the roof, which worked great for ventilation and space. I hope I didn’t bring him to much grief from his landlord for any reason, and appreciate his support to this day…
I can’t find a copy of Stafford’s colour photo online, but it was published on the back page D12 of the GO EXPLORE section of the Thursday, April 18, 2013 number of what some people call the ‘Crimes Communist.’
Shamefully, the TC pushes trash culture with all its might, and so they put a full colour first page photo of the Motley Crue band on the front of the section, coming to you soon at your publicly funded white elephant of an arena… this is certainly not culture of any quality that taxpayers should subsidize, but of course we do, and have been subsidizing the importation of this type of trash culture ever since the damn place was built.
LA ROSA NO. 28, MOTHER’S DAY, 1995, CHINATOWN STUDIO:
‘Goyo de la Rosa’ is on the left, EARTH WALK banner behind joyous friends of LA ROSA
Anyway, I had fun painting two similar designs on different-sized banners provided to me by the peace group of the day, who had just changed the name of the event.
After the now infamous big eugenicist ‘green’ Globalist conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (which produced United Nations’ Agenda 21 ‘sustainable development’), the Victoria peace group changed the name of the event to Earth Walk from Peace Walk, so they needed their old banners to be painted over, each using a different type of paint.
One banner was hung across Douglas Street near the Dairy Queen bend in the street, and the other is usually carried by Earth Walkers at the front of the parade, thus making a very colourful photo opportunity, as it has psychedelic rainbow colours, definitely influenced by my stay in old San Francisco.
I now see ‘green’ Globalism as a very dangerous eugenicist cult and so I resist it with every ounce of my Christian blood, and so, even though it was a pleasant experience at the time, I now regret the misleading message I am responsible for having painted, in my ignorance, on these ‘green’ Globalist propaganda pieces of historically significant art.
This seems odd for me to admit to my fellow ageing hippies, other interested anti-Globalists and pro-life readers now, but it is the stark and mysterious truth of the circular historical path of my pilgrimage to the Almighty at 60 years old.
Today, if God wills it and weather permitting, I’ll go down to Sainte Anne’s with the Earth Walkers, as an interested historian, as a free man seeking nomination signatures to stand as an independent non partisan candidate in the upcoming provincial election, but certainly not in solidarity with the evil eugenicist New World Order of tyrannical ‘green’ Globalism… never, but certainly in resistance to it.
PLEASE SIGN MY NOMINATION PAPERS:
INDEPENDENT NON PARTISAN FREE SPEECH CANDIDATE
Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell (‘Goyo de la Rosa’)
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‘NOLI ME TANGERE’
English: Small Passion: 31. Christ Appears to Mary Magdalene
Deutsch: Noli me tangere
|Source/Photographer||repro from art book|
‘NOLI ME TANGERE’
Noli me tangere, meaning “don’t touch me”, is the Latin version of words spoken,
according to John 20:17, by Jesus (looking as gardener) to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection.
In art history, it also describes the scenes representing John 20:17.
LELIO ORSI (1511-1587)
1575 oil, Wadsworth Atheneum
CHRIST IS RISEN, ALLELUJA!
Both paintings found at Wikimedia Commons
Latina: Noli me tangere
(Reusing this file)
LA RESURRECTION DE JESUS- CHRIST
PIETRO PERUGINO (1448 – 1523)
‘NOLI ME TANGERE’
FRA BARTOLOMEO (1472 – 1517)
LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE
‘NOLI ME TANGERE’
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