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"O Come Holy Spirit!"
"Veni, Sancte Spiritus!"
Picture I took on the same day as the "Queen of the May" picture. :D

THE SECRET OF SANCTITY: by Cardinal Mercier

During a retreat, Cardinal Mercier was asked to reveal what he considered "the secret of sanctity," at the convent of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Brussels, Belgium. Every day, for five minutes restrain your imagination; close your eyes, as it were, and your ears, to all earthly impressions so as to be able to withdraw into the sanctuary of your baptized soul, the Temple of God within. Then address the Holy Spirit in words like this:

O Holy Spirit, Beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten, strengthen, guide, comfort and console me. Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive in everything that You permit to happen to me, only show me what is Your will. (and give me the grace to do it).

If you do this, you will spend your life in contentment and peace. You will have abundant consolation even amidst troubles, for you will receive grace in proportion to your burdens, until the day when you will reach heaven weighted with precious merits. Also called the Secret of Sanctity.


COME, HOLY SPIRIT (Traditional Catholic Prayer)

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.
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DreamerRealm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing a stain glass like this at St Justin Martyr's church in Anaheim, CA. is this by chance from St Justin Martyr's church? :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No it's not, but I can believe a lot of churches would have a stained glass window like this, because it imitates the one in the Vatican. :nod:
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Abstract-Platapus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
That's my Parish!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Represent. ;-)
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:iconarckanda:
Arckanda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind if I use this picture for an oral presentation?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, go ahead! :D
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BlueAngel1027 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Wow this is really cool! Thanks for posting it!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank YOU!!! :glomp: :aww:
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:iconvashtari:
Vashtari Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured you here! [link] :love: Lovely work. :heart:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks so much for the feature! :aww:
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:iconvashtari:
Vashtari Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :hug: I remembered how fun it is to get featured, so I want to start this account out by giving them too. :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww.... :aww: :glomp:
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KHwhitelion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
WOW! I absolutely adore the colors you used, and very powerful wordPr
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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:iconcgitech:
cgitech Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
beautiful picture. :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :glomp: ^^
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:iconcgitech:
cgitech Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
You're very welcome. :glomp: :D
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:iconbeshflorin:
Beshflorin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you have any art of Veni Creator Spiritu... it is a crucifix with the Holy Spirit coming from the left side of Jesus
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, no I do not. Though I love that song, or chant, I suppose. ;) :D
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:iconbeshflorin:
Beshflorin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too I love it when the men's choir sings it
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconitrecal:
itrecal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Pretty!

I had the occasion to take a photo of the original in St. Peter's a few years back:
[link]
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very lovely! :aww:
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:iconmaripi:
MariPi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student General Artist
precious!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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LiquoriceSnaps Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
That's so beautiful and also the comment. I need to start doing that, there is just so much going on and to take time out is such an important part of spirituality. :giggle: But you obviously already know that ;)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you so very much my friend! :hug:
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:iconliquoricesnaps:
LiquoriceSnaps Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
No problems :glomp:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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MichinTheCat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the pentecostes day, the day when Jesus Christ our d unique an high priest on heaven pour thent spirit on those who were praying and readind the scriptures united, and the spirit came is form of fire tongs. and they preach after the resurrection of christ on all jerusalem.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod: :D Yep, the day the Church was born! :w00t!:
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K-Bear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
This reminds me of the stained glass over the altar in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh, thanks! I think that's where the original design came from...but I can't really be sure.
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ArtemisBlue Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Wow! Whoever created this stained glass window must be a master craftsman!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, they did a very good job I think. :D Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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:iconartemisblue:
ArtemisBlue Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
You're very, very welcome, and if you're interested, I plan to upload some dress concepts I made for Johanna's Ghost, and also a face concept of what Johanna herself may look like.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay, have you updated them yet? If not, could you send me a link once you have?
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:iconartemisblue:
ArtemisBlue Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
So far, I've uploaded only one dress design on photobucket. It's for a minor character, a librarian named Frau Mariet Maleen, who's a librarian in the story. Here is the picture: [link]
I know I did more, but I have to color them and make certain ones look decent, because I did some of them on looseleaf and the backs of notepad paper.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay cool! I like the design for it. :)
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ArtemisBlue Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thanks! I'm going to post a concept I made of Johanna in the scraps section, along with a profile of her I made. I'm not certain of everything about her, so I'd really like your help, and with the script too when the time comes. I'm writing the first draft for now.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, cool, I'll be glad to help however I can. Have you uploaded it already then?
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blackcat101 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
wow. that came out COOL.
just that simple :3
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh thanks. :D I'm suprised it did actually. :D It's perfect that everything around it is dark . :D
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Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow, really pretty! I love the colours. Where is it at?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :aww:
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:iconnimphaiwe:
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student General Artist
You're welcome :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's at my church. :D
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suspenlute Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
It looks like one of the windows at St. Peter's basilica only...... better ;)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I think there IS a stained glass window in St. Peter's that this window was based off of. :D
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suspenlute Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Yeah, that's what I meant, but I like yours better. ;)
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