[Photo Journal] Sculptures in the Sistine Chapel

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

One of the tours that we have taken while in Rome is a visit to the Sistine Chapel. Here are some of the sculptures we found inside.

Sculptures in the Sistine Chapel

“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” 
― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” 
― Joseph Campbell

Faiths… all faiths… are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. The church consists of a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control.” 
― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.” 
― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.” 
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.” 
― Beatrix Potter

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