IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
Fresco inside Vatican Museums - Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
In this fresco, Raffaello painted Constantine the Great in his dream with the Holy Cross.
(It’s nice to remember that Constantine’s mother, the empress St. Helen, rediscovered the relics of the Holy Cross of Christ in Jerusalem between 326-328)
September 14th, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Bergbauernfamilie - Rudolf Otto (1869-1937)
Writing on Vatican’s obelisk
Saint Longinus - Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
Inside St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.
“I shall spare myself neither care nor labour nor vigils for the salvation of souls.My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His divine help; I can do all in Him who strengthened me! His power is infinite, and if I lean on Him it will be mine; His wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him for counsel I shall not be deceived; His goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed on Him I shall not be abandoned. Hope unites me to my God and Him to me. Although I know I am not sufficient for the burden, my strength is in Him. For the salvation of others I must bear weariness, face dangers, suffer offences, confront storms, fight against evil. He is my Hope.” - Pope St. Pius X
Sancte Pie X, gloriose patrone, ora pro nobis!
Organ inside St. Benedict’s Monastery - Sao Paulo, Brazil