"When folks ask me about intercession of the saints, I like saying this: In prayer, we always go to Jesus. Sometimes we bring friends with us."

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (via asteriahysteria)

(via bdnocampo)


Illustrations from the Ottoman Rålamb Costume Book, acquired in Constantinople in 1657-58 by Claes Rålamb;

Greek woman 

Turkish women

Armenian and Persian woman 

Court lady smoking a pipe and woman in bathing shoes called nalin

(via orthopraxis)