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Madeleine Emerald Thiele

The Victorian Butterfly muses upon Art, Angels & other stuff in between.

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On the Feast of the Annunciation

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:... Continue Reading →

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The Powers of Nature sermon by Newman

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire (Psalm civ.iv) On today's Festival it well becomes us to direct our minds to the thought of those Blessed Servants of God, who have never tasted of sin; who are... Continue Reading →

Revelation 10: 1 – 7

1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And... Continue Reading →

The Parables of Our Lord, Illustrated Edition

The illustrated edition of The Parables of Our Lord was a six year project by John Everett Millais and the Dalziel Brothers. The intention was for Millais to produce thirty drawings which would sit alongside biblical parables (as wood-engravings) as... Continue Reading →

Psalm 104

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3 Who... Continue Reading →

Psalm 91

  1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will... Continue Reading →

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I... Continue Reading →

The Shadow of the Cross by Reverend W. Adams

Published in 1849, this book is a beautiful Sunday school allegory. The tale is beautifully written and has a soft, lyrical quality to it. Each sentence is delicately imbibed with descriptions of flowers, gems that sparkle, or raiments that glow.... Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Sower

Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they... Continue Reading →

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