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Background imageBelief Collection: Apparition at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland

Apparition at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, which took place on 21 August 1879. Fifteen people of different ages saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist

Background imageBelief Collection: Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G

Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G
Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Often consisted of scrolls written in Hebrew and the texts were combined with motifs geom?tircos or magical figures

Background imageBelief Collection: Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture

Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture. SPAIN. BALEARES. IBIZA. Ibiza. Museum of Archaeology of Ibiza and Formentera

Background imageBelief Collection: Jesus preaching the Sermon on the Mount

Jesus preaching the Sermon on the Mount
Jesus preaches the Sermon on the Mount to a large crowd

Background imageBelief Collection: Lourdes - The Grotto

Lourdes - The Grotto
Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto, with believers praying beneath and hanging crutches testament to the miraculous cures achievers by those of faith at this sacred Christian site

Background imageBelief Collection: Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian

Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian art. New Kingdom. TURKEY. Istanbul. Archaeological Museum

Background imageBelief Collection: Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India
Detail of carvings above the main entrance to one of the four Shiva (Siva) Mandirs at the Char Bangla Temple, built in the 18th century in Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Background imageBelief Collection: Membership certificate, Ancient Order of Druids

Membership certificate, Ancient Order of Druids, illustrated with a Druid playing a harp, with Stonehenge in the background

Background imageBelief Collection: Universal Rescue Mission Caravan - E. H. Smith of Sheffield

Universal Rescue Mission Caravan - E. H. Smith of Sheffield
Universal Rescue Mission Caravan and its owner, Mr E. H. Smith of Sheffield (on the right) - a local Christian Evangelical preacher, known as the Blind Evangelist

Background imageBelief Collection: Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hai Phong (Haiphong) in Tonkin - Northern Vietnam. A Buddhist Priest gives a sermon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBelief Collection: The Earth

The Earth
According to Hindu belief, the Earth is supported on elephants, standing on a tortoise, which floats in the Universal Ocean

Background imageBelief Collection: WW1 - Catholic Mass in the Trenches at Bienvillers-aux-Bois

WW1 - Catholic Mass in the Trenches at Bienvillers-aux-Bois
WW1 - French troops partake in Catholic Mass in the Trenches at Bienvillers-aux-Bois - August 1915. It was estimated that over 20, 000 priests served in the French army in some capacity

Background imageBelief Collection: John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious

John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious man, founder of the ador de la Order of Charity or of Hospitallers (Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God)

Background imageBelief Collection: The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough
The GOLDEN BOUGH, discovered by Aeneas, was a focal point of Roman belief; for the full story, read Sir James Frazers multi-volumed investigation into its significance

Background imageBelief Collection: MUHAMMAD (570-632). Prophet and founder of Islam

MUHAMMAD (570-632). Prophet and founder of Islam. Muhammad in ecstasy. Islamic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Paris. National Library

Background imageBelief Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, Mary Hickman

Embossed Victorian mourning card, Mary Hickman
Embossed Victorian mourning card with a funerary monument. In Memory of Mary, relict of the late Job Hickman, of the Bilston Quarries, she departed this life, December 2nd, 1857, aged 73 years

Background imageBelief Collection: Terracotta figures, Lalji Temple, Kalna, West Bengal, India

Terracotta figures, Lalji Temple, Kalna, West Bengal, India
Detail of terracotta figures on the Lalji Temple in Kalna, known as the Temple City, in West Bengal, India. The temple was built in the mid-18th century

Background imageBelief Collection: Loyola, Saint Ignacius of (1491-1556). Spanish

Loyola, Saint Ignacius of (1491-1556). Spanish religious man, founder of the Society of Jesus. Painting

Background imageBelief Collection: Poster advertising Holy Isipatana

Poster advertising Holy Isipatana
Poster by Dorothy Newsome advertising Holy Isipatana, at Sarnath, a Buddhist site in Benares, India

Background imageBelief Collection: Jane Lewson (116)

Jane Lewson (116)
JANE LEWSON a London widow as renowned for her eccentricities as her age, such as a belief that washing in water is unhealthy : she used pigs lard instead

Background imageBelief Collection: Men of the Stone Age worshipping the sun

Men of the Stone Age worshipping the sun
Men of the Stone Age (Palaeolithic Era) worshipping the sun as it rises

Background imageBelief Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, James Woodhead

Embossed Victorian mourning card, James Woodhead
Embossed Victorian mourning card, with a woman and a girl grieving at a tomb in a cemetery. In Memory of James Woodhead, who departed this life January 14th, 1855, aged 80 years

Background imageBelief Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, Ann Ferrier

Embossed Victorian mourning card, Ann Ferrier
Embossed Victorian mourning card with two angels and a broken column. Sacred to the Memory of Ann Ferrier, who died on the 6th of March, 1875, aged 58 years. Date: 1875

Background imageBelief Collection: Three adder stones

Three adder stones, also known as hag stones, witch stones, serpents eggs and snakes eggs. They are believed by some to have been formed by the secretions of snakes or adders

Background imageBelief Collection: Fig Tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Churchyard

Fig Tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Churchyard
A Fig Tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Churchyard - the legend runs that a lady buried in the vault from which the tree is growing was an atheist

Background imageBelief Collection: A pagan belief, that holly was a symbol of fertility and eternal life

A pagan belief, that holly was a symbol of fertility and eternal life, this took place on the Twelfth Night, burning holly tree branch was carried through the village, followed by a brass band

Background imageBelief Collection: Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi (Plants)

Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi (Plants)
Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi. Tulsi or Tulasi (Holy basil) or Vrinda is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi/Vrinda; she is regarded as a

Background imageBelief Collection: Umay the goddess of fertility, Kazakhstan

Umay the goddess of fertility, Kazakhstan
Umay is the Mother of Earth, also known as the goddess of fertility in the religion of Tengriism (Tengrism), Kazakhstan. She holds her arms around the yurt to protect the baby

Background imageBelief Collection: God Hanuman. Hindu art

God Hanuman. Hindu art

Background imageBelief Collection: Royal Oratory, Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley, France

Royal Oratory, Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley, France
Royal Oratory, or private chapel of the king, with stone vaulted coffered ceiling, in the Francois I wing of the Chateau de Chambord

Background imageBelief Collection: Chapel, Chateau de Sedan, Sedan, Ardennes, France

Chapel, Chateau de Sedan, Sedan, Ardennes, France
Chapelle Princiere, a family chapel built c. 1500 and adapted in 1642, in the Chateau de Sedan, built 1424 - 17th century, the largest fortified medieval castle in Europe, in Sedan, Ardennes

Background imageBelief Collection: Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Hierges, Ardennes, France

Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Hierges, Ardennes, France
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, built 1579 in Renaissance style by the lords of Hierges, Gilles de Berlaymont and his wife Lamberte de Croy, in Hierges, in the Meuse valley on the Belgian border

Background imageBelief Collection: Chapel, Castle of Freyr, Wallonia, Belgium

Chapel, Castle of Freyr, Wallonia, Belgium
Chapel, by Guillaume de Beaufort-Spontin, 1708-66, in Rococo style, at the Castle of Freyr, in Wallonia, Namur, Ardennes, Belgium. The wood panelling is in Regency style and the altar is Baroque

Background imageBelief Collection: Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dinant, Dinant, Wallonia, Belgium

Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dinant, Dinant, Wallonia, Belgium
Nave, looking towards the choir with stained glass windows, in the Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dinant, or Collegiate Church of Our Lady, a Gothic cathedral built 13th century, in Dinant, Wallonia

Background imageBelief Collection: Sculpture, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dinant, Dinant, Wallonia

Sculpture, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dinant, Dinant, Wallonia
St Peter as pope, polychrome oak statue (painted later) by an unknown artist, 16th century, from the Eglise Saint-Pierre in Furfooz, in the Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dinant

Background imageBelief Collection: Convent of the Capuchins, Dinant, Wallonia, Namur, Belgium

Convent of the Capuchins, Dinant, Wallonia, Namur, Belgium
Convent of the Capuchins or Couvent des Capucins (left), built 17th century, and the river Meuse, in Wallonia, Dinant, Namur, Belgium. Date: 2021

Background imageBelief Collection: Children's prison, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte

Children's prison, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte
Children's prison (centre) and workshops (right), (the abbey functioned as a prison from 1804 when it was converted by Napoleon), at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey

Background imageBelief Collection: Barn, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France

Barn, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France
Barn, with timber frame, formerly a lay brothers building, at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded 1115 by St Bernard, in Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, Grand Est

Background imageBelief Collection: Chapel, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France

Chapel, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France
Refectory, built 1774, converted in 1813 to a chapel for prisoners (the abbey functioned as a prison from 1804 when it was converted by Napoleon), restored 2013-15, at the Abbaye de Clairvaux

Background imageBelief Collection: Prison cells, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube

Prison cells, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube
Group cells in the men's prison, (the abbey functioned as a prison from 1804 when it was converted by Napoleon), at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey

Background imageBelief Collection: Grand Cloister, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube

Grand Cloister, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube
Grand Cloister, built 17th century in classical style, surrounded by the lay brothers building, kitchen, monks refectory, boiler room and monks building, later used as the men's prison

Background imageBelief Collection: Cloister, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France

Cloister, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France
Main Gallery of the Cloister, built 18th century and used after 1804 as the men's prison, at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded 1115 by St Bernard

Background imageBelief Collection: Lay dormitory, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube

Lay dormitory, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube
Lay dormitory, in the lay brothers building, built 12th century and rebuilt 1708, with cross vaulted ceiling supported by octagonal stone columns, at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey

Background imageBelief Collection: Initials, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France

Initials, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France
Initials carved in the stone wall of the cellar, on the first floor of the lay brothers building, built 12th century and rebuilt 1708, at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey

Background imageBelief Collection: Cellar, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France

Cellar, Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferte, Aube, France
Cellar in the Lay brothers building, built 12th century and rebuilt 1708 (centre), and wash-house and bakery (right), at the Abbaye de Clairvaux, or Clairvaux Abbey

Background imageBelief Collection: Templar Commander's room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur

Templar Commander's room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur
Templar Commander's room, altered in the 17th and 18th centuries, in the commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur

Background imageBelief Collection: Reception room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur

Reception room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur
Reception room and dining room, 13th century (monumental fireplace added in the late Middle Ages), in the commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur

Background imageBelief Collection: Fresco, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Chaource, Aube, France

Fresco, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Chaource, Aube, France
Christ dressed as a gardener and Mary Magdalene, with an apple tree, representing original sin, and a speech scroll reading Noli me Tangere, wall fresco



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