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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/07/24

Beorn prays to Our Lady of the Winterland region.

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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/06/24

Our Lady of the Misty Mountains

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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/05/24

Our Lady of the Misty Mountains

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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/04/24

Our Lady of the Elves.

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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/03/24

Our Lady of the Hobbit Hole, the hobbits pray to Thee.

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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/02/24

Unworthy as we are, we shall never cease to proclaim your power, O Theotokos. If you no longer intercede for us, who will deliver us from so many misfortunes? Who will keep us free? We shall never leave you, O Queen: O blessed Lady, you always save your servants from the calamity of the One Ring.

Prayer to Our Lady of Middle Earth
AI ART
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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 07/01/24

Beorn prays for Our Lady’s intercession (AI art I made).

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family stories

jay p blog 06/30/24

Hello, it is me JP Porcaro. I got really bored with social media so I am not on it any more, and people think I fell off the planet!

If you have my cell #, it hasn’t changed.

My email is still jp@porcaro.info

I’m still a librarian, in East Orange NJ.

My older son is in college in Texas, about to study to be a priest in Rome late next year. My younger son graduates high school next year and is then going to do 4 years of Army service. We live in downtown Bayonne NJ still. I go to Byzantine and Roman Catholic churches for the past few years.

That is about it. No other updates.

May Tom Bombadil protect us,
JP “jay p”

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catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 06/29/24

I was reading Tolkien’s The Return of the King, and the poem “From dark Dunharrow in the dim morning” reminded me of one of the world’s last great men, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos, who died with his men defending Constantinople. After he died in battle, Constantinople fell, and as such, the Byzantine Empire had ended; the last vestige of the great Roman Empire.

My previous 4 blog posts were the poem, along with paintings of the Emperor and the battle. Here is Tolkien reading that section of the book:

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art catholicism midde earth

jay p blog 06/28/24

Doom drove them on. Darkness took them,
horse and horseman; hoofbeats afar
sank into silence: so the songs tell us.

The last Emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos, dies defending Constantinople.