Saturday, May 29, 2010


Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (20 July 1656 – 5 April 1723)
Dome of the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Church of the Holy Trinity)
Begun 1694
Salzburg, Austria

Antonio Galli Bibiena (1 January 1700 - 28 January 1774)
Dome of The Holy Trinity 1744-45
Bratislava, Slovakia

The nature of the universe which stilleth
the centre and moveth all the rest around
hence doth begin as from its starting point
And this heaven hath no other where than the Divine mind.
—Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, Canto xxvii, 106–110

"Thanks to the Holy Spirit, who helps us understand Jesus' words and guides us to the whole truth (cf. Jn 14: 26; 16: 13), believers can experience, so to speak, the intimacy of God himself, discovering that he is not infinite solitude but communion of light and love, life given and received in an eternal dialogue between the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit - Lover, Loved and Love, to echo St Augustine."