December 1, 2011   2 notes

Buy The Pilgrim Glass Dec 1-31, All Profits Go to Charity

Publishers Weekly calls The Pilgrim Glass a “highly enjoyable French mystery.”

The Pilgrim Glass is the story of an artist, a priest, and a photographer, and the restoration of a stained glass one summer in Vézelay, France. This is no ordinary glass, however; it has a strange, almost hypnotic effect on them, changing them in positive and destructive ways.

Jonas Flycatcher, a well-respected but prickly artisan is contracted to repair a stained glass found deep in the ancient altar of the cathedral of Mary Magdalene at Vézelay. Traveling from California to Burgundy for the project, he meets Abbot Dubay, a worldly priest with a painful secret.

He begins the laborious work of restoring the stained glass offering, but when he meets Meredith, an ex-pat photographer who seems to be channeling a 12th century pilgrim, his carefully constructed world - and the ancient glass - are threatened.

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November 16, 2011   3 notes
Mary Magdalene, St. John the Baptist, Bradley Green, Worcestershire, England (19th Century)
By Aidan McRae Thomson on Flickr.

Mary Magdalene, St. John the Baptist, Bradley Green, Worcestershire, England (19th Century)

By Aidan McRae Thomson on Flickr.

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November 7, 2011   4 notes

Medieval Songs for Mary Magdalen by Joglaresa (2004)

I listened to this album a lot in the latter stages of writing and then editing The Pilgrim Glass. The subject was what got me to buy the album, but oh my lord…the music! The voices! It just feels like cool, clear water for your soul. Luminous.

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October 12, 2011   3 notes
Mary MagdaleneAll Saints & St JamesKing’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England20th CenturyBy Charles Eamer Kempe
By Granpic on Flickr.

Mary Magdalene
All Saints & St James
King’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
20th Century
By Charles Eamer Kempe

By Granpic on Flickr.

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August 1, 2011   3 notes
Mary Magdalene Window: The Water CarrierChartres CathedralFrance13th Century
Via Sacred Destinations

Mary Magdalene Window: The Water Carrier
Chartres Cathedral
France
13th Century

Via Sacred Destinations

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July 13, 2011   4 notes
Mary MagdaleneChurch of St. Mary MagdaleneNorth Ockendon, EssexEngland14th century
Via Whipper_snapper on Flickr

Mary Magdalene
Church of St. Mary Magdalene
North Ockendon, Essex
England
14th century

Via Whipper_snapper on Flickr

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June 24, 2011   13 notes
Via davewebster14 on Flickr.
Mary MagdaleneBurlison and GryllsAll Saints, Hawnby, North YorkshireEngland19th or 20th century

Via davewebster14 on Flickr.

Mary Magdalene
Burlison and Grylls
All Saints, Hawnby, North Yorkshire
England
19th or 20th century

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June 22, 2011   1 note
Via gordonplumb on Flickr.
Mary MagdaleneSt. Peter & St. PaulEast Harling, NorfolkEngland15th Century

Via gordonplumb on Flickr.

Mary Magdalene
St. Peter & St. Paul
East Harling, Norfolk
England
15th Century

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June 12, 2011   38 notes
Via Evissa on Flickr.

Mary MagdaleneSt Matthews, Carver Street, SheffieldLavers and Westlake, 1902

Via Evissa on Flickr.

Mary Magdalene
St Matthews, Carver Street, Sheffield
Lavers and Westlake, 1902

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