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Photos from Hannover (and occasionally, other cities) in Germany.
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    Shrine of the Three Kings
    "All those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the …
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    Adoration of the Magi in Cologne
    "Thou child of man, lo, to Bethlehem The Kings are travelling, travel with them! The star of mercy,…
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    Adoration of the Magi
    "When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they …
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    Queen Conceived Without Stain
    "Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His Mother, immaculate in body and …
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    Branch from Judah
    "The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel …
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    Our Lady entrusts the Rosary to the Dominicans
    "For every time that we look once more with devotional remembrance upon these Mysteries we give …
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    Candystripe Saints
    A line of saints look down on the south aisle of Hildesheim's St Michael's church. Source: Lawrence…
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    St Martha
    "Almighty ever-living God, whose Son was pleased to be welcomed in Saint Martha's house as a guest,…
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    Hildesheim - St Michael's
    St Michael's church in Hildesheim is one of the most important churches of early Christian period …
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    The Miracle of the Mass
    "Bread was handled on the altar before the sacramental words. At the consecration, from bread …
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    "Jesus showed himself to the Eleven, and said to them: ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the …
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    St Joseph the Worker
    "Work is in the first place "for the worker" and not the worker "for work." Work itself can have …
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    "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does …
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    Christ Driving out the Traders
    "The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found …
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    Worthy is the Lamb
    "And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, …
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    Christmas in central Hannover
    A huge Christmas windmill dominates the centre of Hannover's shopping district. Today is the 11th …
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    Almost Epiphany
    The three kings on a Christmas windmill surround the Holy Family Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    The Shrine of the Magi
    The reliquary of the Three Kings or the Magi in Cologne Cathedral, seen today, the Solemnity of …
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    Shrine of the Magi in the Kölner Dom
    Statues of the apostles and saints, dating from 1280, surround the Shrine of the Three Kings, or …
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    All Kings Shall Fall Prostrate
    "Before him all kings shall fall prostrate, all nations shall serve him" (Ps 72:11). This window …
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    Reliquary of the Magi
    The relics of the three Magi were given to Cologne in 1164 by the Holy Roman Emperor; they had …
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    Pillars of Christ's Church
    "Jesus went up into the hills and summoned those he wanted. So they came to him and he appointed …
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    Victorious King over Death
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St George in Eisenach
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Inside Sankt Jakobi
    St James' church is the oldest church in Goslar still in use; it reverted to Catholic use in 1803 …
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    Sankt Jakobi
    With its two sturdy west spires, St Jame's church in Goslar rises up near the Neuwerk convent. The …
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    The Just One
    "The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: “Let us beset the just one, because he is …
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    The Idolatry of Israel
    "The LORD said to Moses, “Go down at once to your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt,…
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    The Dead are Raised from the Grave
    "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice …
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    The Immaculata & the Baptizer
    Today, 8 December, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. But in this year, as it falls on the …
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    Our Lord Jesus Christ the Universal King
    "He is the image of the unseen God and the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all …
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    Hildesheim Corona
    This medieval chandelier or corona of light, which would have burnt over an Altar, was made during …
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    Goslar Miners
    The ore mines of the Rammelsberg are the only mines in the world which were in uninterrupted operat…
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    Spot the Monkeys
    Speak no evil, hear no evil, and see no evil...
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    Sacrificed for my Sake
    "We acknowledge that what makes a man righteous is not obedience to the Law, but faith in Jesus …
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    Goslar Imperial Church
    Built around 1200, this was the north porch to the 11th-century Benedictine collegiate church of …
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    Kaiserstuhl of Goslar
    This 11th-century bronze throne of the Holy Roman Emperor, just one of three in the Empire, stands …
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    Goslar Saints
    The Blessed Virgin Mary flanked by angels, above a row of apostles and kings stand watch at the …
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    Beckers and Me
    An all-too-seldom family reunion in Germany with my mother, step-father, and my sisters.
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    With my family in Germany
    I've been away from my desk, and hence away from Flickr for the past week. I've had an amazing …
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    Tomb of Albertus Magnus
    An old photo I took almost 10 years ago of the shrine of Saint Albert the Great in the crypt of …
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    The Spirit animates the Blessed
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Christ freeing Adam & Eve
    "God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear. He has gone to search for our first parent,…
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    Christ is Mocked
    "The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue. So that I may know how to reply to the wearied he …
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    Christ entering Jerusalem
    "Say to the daughter of Zion: Look, your king comes to you; he is humble, he rides on a donkey and …
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    "One of you is about to betray me..."
    "When evening came he was at table with the twelve disciples. And while they were eating he said ‘…
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    Christ washes St Peter's feet
    This evening at the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the priest will repeat Christ's act of service and …
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    "And yet ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. But we, we thought of him …
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    Shrine of the Three Kings on Epiphany
    "The city of Cologne would not be what it is without the Magi, who have had so great an impact on …
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    Weihnachten in Deutschland
    Visiting my mother and family in Germany during Christmastide; my first such visit in almost 7 …
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    Saint Sylvester's Night 2010
    Taken with my family in Germany on Silvester (New Year's Eve) 2010. Pope St Sylvesyer I is commemo…
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    Icy River Nymphs
    Spotted on a bridge over the river Leine in Hannover. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Weihnachts Windrad
    A giant Christmas pagoda atop a bar in central Hannover. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Looking up one of the spiral stairwells in the Hannover Rathaus, which was completed in 1913. Sourc…
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    Hannover's City Hall
    With a dome that soars to 100m, the new Rathaus of Hannover is a splendid landmark in this German …
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    A personification of Industry or Diligence, shown holding a bee hive, stands above the central …
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    Die Hannoversche Rathaus
    Hannover's 'new' Rathaus was rebuilt in twelve years and opened in June 1913. It cost ten million …
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    Blades & Sparks
    Seen in a shopping centre in central Hannover: ice skates being sharpened for an indoor ice rink. …
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    Bright Sparks
    Sparks caused by a blade on a pair of skates being sharpened. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    All in the (Mac) family!
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    Fons Vitæ
    " Today let us do honour to Christ’s baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed …
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    Kyrie Eleison!
    On 7 February, the Dominicans make a common commemoration of those of our parents who have gone …