Catholic Culture: 2018 December Schedule

PDF version of my December 2018 calendar to print December 2018 catholic calendar! Sunday, December 2nd - First Sunday of Advent (Holy Day of Obligation) Time to bust out those advent weathers & calendars! Purple is the color of advent and it is time to light that first candle to begin this pre-Christmas season of [...]

#56. Great Mosque. Córdoba, Spain

Art Historical Background After the Umayyad Dynasty was ousted from Syria by the conquering Abbasid Dynasty they made their way across North Africa to a new home in Andalusia, Spain. The Umayyad prince, Abd al-Rahman I, recreated aspects of his previous capital in his new home, Córdoba. In 786, after Abd al-Rahman conquered the Visigoths, he transformed [...]

Hospital de la Caridad, Sevilla

This blog post could also be subtitled: when the travel books let you down royally. Or a second option: the only church I have ever been pissed to have paid to go inside. So some back story before my rant on why the Hospital de la Caridad isn't worth the 8 euro price. History The hospital/church [...]