The Immortal piano is in Israel, After Hannah died the piano was sent to the auction house. Contrary to rumors that a private collector from japan bought it. They did not. It'…s in Israel since I've last seen it in 2009. (MORE)
Because he asked to go there. After Galileo put forth the idea that the earth revolved around the sun, there was a strong reaction from the Church. Up until the time of G…alileo, Aristotle's idea of geocentrism, the idea that the sun and other heavenly bodies revolved around the earth, was firmly held. It was seen as blasphemy to offer that heliocentrism, the idea that the sun was the center around which the earth and other planets revolved, was the manner in which the heavens worked. How dare he. Galileo was taken before Church authorities and told to abjure regarding heliocentrism (which essentially means "cease and desist") and that he was going to prison and that none of his work would be allowed to be published. The prison sentence was reduced to house arrest, and arrangements were made for Galileo to stay with the Grand Duke near the Trinita dei Monti. He remained there for a short while but requested to be sent to stay with the Archbishop of Siena, Ascanio Piccolomini, with whom he was friends. This request was granted, and he spent time there before being permitted to return to Arcetri (the location of his villa), near Florence. There he remained for the rest of his days. Wikipedia has additional information. Need a link? You got it. (MORE)
I was born a Catholic and have never wavered in my faith in over 70 years. I had 12 years of Catholic education in my youth - both primary and secondary schools. I went on to teach science and theology in a local Catholic school for 13 years and, although retired, I continue with ministries in the Church. I have a large personal collection of genuine relics of Jesus Christ and many saints and use them to teach younger generations about the lives of the saints. My ministry has a website about relics and how to detect fake relics.
•against bodily ills •against fire •against illness •against miscarriages •against sexual temptation •against sickness •against temptations •Alle…ntown, Pennsylvania, USA, diocese of •Europe (declared on 1 October 1999 by Pope John Paul II) •fire prevention •firefighters •Italy •nurses •nursing services •people ridiculed for their piety •sick people •Siena, Italy •Theta Phi Alpha sorority (MORE)
St Catherine of Siena was a Dominican nun best known for her extraordinary piety and for her stigmata, wounds she received for her adoration of the cross. She is recogni…zed by her stigmata and a crown of thorns or roses, and is usually pictured adoring the crucifix, which sometiumes has a lily or rose intertwined.(MORE)
Many famous people have attended Siena College. William J. Kennedy, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, attended the college. In addition many sports starts Marcus Faison, Bi…lly Harrell, and John Lannan. (MORE)
The "Allegory of Good and Bad Government" frescos in the Sala dei Nove, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena include several scenes on the walls of the room. The first is an allegory of Go…od Government, and a ruler surrounded by virtues needed to rule wisely. The second fresco covers an entire wall and shows the effects of good government on the city and countryside. The third fresco covers an entire wall also, and depicts an allegory of Bad Government (featuring a monstrous tyrant surrounded by vices), a crumbling city, and a barren countryside. (MORE)