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Loyola Stronghold

"And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom things both new and old.’" – Matt 13:52, which …More
"And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom things both new and old.’" – Matt 13:52, which is part of today's Gospel at Mass. This photo shows the tower house of the Loyola family in the Urola valley in Spain. The building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries and is divided into the lower half built in stone, which recalls its past as a fortress, and the upper half built in brick that represents its evolution into a palatial house. It is surrounded by the 17th-century monumental complex for a Jesuit community and church, known as the sanctuary.

Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr