Sunday, November 8, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday

Santa Croce in Florence—
you can't talk about this basilica without
doing some serious name-dropping:
Founded by St. Francis himself,  it's the
largest Franciscan church in the world;
builders included di Cambio,
Vasari, and Brunelleschi; frescoes by Giotto;
tombs (or funerary monuments) for
Dante, Galileo, Gentile, Ghiberti, Machiavelli,
Michelangelo, Rossini, Marconi, and Fermi.

See what I mean?

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]


  1. The clouds and the color of the sky. The way the church looks like it has been (heaven forbid) carved out of ivory. That light on the left of the church. The streetlights foretelling the coming dusk. The atmosphere. I can almost feel it in my breath.

  2. That really stands out in the dusk

  3. Oh wow, that is magnificent!! I do love many of the things St. Francis said, and enjoyed watching a movie about him a while back.


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