Ancient art depicting Jesus and other biblical people as being dark skinned/black/Afro. Art representing the image of Christ in the Vatican. Don't worship…
Truganini was a famous Tasmanian Aboriginal. She lived between 1812-1876. In her lifetime, she saw her people decimated by murder and disease but refused to be a passive victim. Her strength and determination persist today within the Palawah people who have lived in the region for over thirty thousand years.
Did you know that Saint Patrick's name at birth was Maewyn Succat? He was born somewhere near the end of the fourth century and took on the name Patrick or Patricus, after he became a priest, much later in his life. At the age of sixteen Maewyn Succat was kidnapped from his native land of Britain, by a band pirates, and sold into slavery in Ireland. Maewyn worked as a shepherd and turned to religion for solace. After six long years of slavery he escaped to the northern coast of Gaul.
THE PROPHET ISAIAH - RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY - The aged prophet shown in three quarter view, his right hand raised in speech, carrying a scroll inscribed with his prophecy, his face rendered with contrasting shades, his himation painted bright pink, the rest of the composition dominated by tones of green 29½ x 15 in. (74.9 x 38 cm)
Saint John Climacus (of the Ladder) The Fourth Sunday of Lent is dedicated to St John of the Ladder (Climacus), the author of the work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent. The abbot of St Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai (6th century) stands as a witness to the violent effort needed for entrance into God's Kingdom (Mt.10: 12). The spiritual struggle of the Christian life is a real one, "not against flesh and blood, but against ... the rulers of the present darkness