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Spes, Caritas & Fides (Faith, Hope & Charity)

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 1 June 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Posted for the Aminus3 theme "The Power of Three"

This stunning 19th century window designed by Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris is typically Pre-Raphaelite. The window at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, depicts Faith, Hope & Charity, a group of Christian martyred saints.

Their mother is said to have been Sophia (Greek for Wisdom); though Sapientia (Latin for Wisdom) is also mentioned in some accounts but not as their mother. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, these were, in fact, two groups bearing by coincidence the same names.

The names are also the words designating the three key Christian virtues mentioned in the Apostle Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians.

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 640 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D90
1/100 second
F/6.3
ISO 640
97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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