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The Holy Eucharist - - these pins are in honor of yesterday's feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ (aka. Corpus Christi) - a day that inspires Eucharistic processions all over the world!

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This good man didn't flinch from responsibility. Though he did enter a hierarchical system that may be riddled with age-old corruption, I like to be believe he did the best a human could. Perhaps I've yet to learn otherwise.

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Giulia Farnese (1474 – 23 March 1524) was mistress to Pope Alexander VI. She was known as Giulia la bella, meaning Julia the beautiful in Italian. Lorenzo Pucci described her as most lovely to behold. Cesare Borgia, son of Alexander VI, described her as having dark colouring, black eyes, round face and a particular ardor.

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“Faced with today’s problems and disappointments, many people will try to escape from their responsibility. Escape in selfishness, escape in sexual pleasure, escape in drugs, escape in violence, escape in indifference and cynical attitudes. I propose to you the option of love, which is the opposite of escape.” – Pope John Paul II

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«Insignia pontificum Romanorum et cardinalium III. Insignia nobilium urbis Romae praecipuorum item Viterbiensium», [S.l.] Italien, Mitte 16. Jh. [BSB Cod.icon. 268] -- f° 5r: Familienwappen römischer Adelsfamilien. Paul III. Farnese [Coat-of-arms of Pope Paul III, Alessandro Farnese, Italian, 1468-1549] -- In tutti i manoscritti Fugger (Cod.icon. 266÷279) molti cognomi sono scritti in maniera sbagliata [MG]

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Vatican City, October 22, 1978. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III of Monaco with Pope John Paul II. http://graceandfamily.tumblr.com/

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