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St Augustine

22 Jun

“Everything in life is a theater; we are all actors and actresses in it”. I don’t know who this saint was but I like him. We visited a beautiful Catholic Church today. It was built in 1668 by the Paces family. It has over 2000 plaster sculptures built by over 300 imported Italian masters. The floating ship of crystals was a gift from Latvia signifying Peter/Paul, I forget. It was stunning. When you leave there is a sculpture of a a Skelton. The inscription was “death takes everyone including kings”.

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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Lithuania, Travel, Uncategorized

 

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6 responses to “St Augustine

  1. Mimi

    June 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Church is beautiful and well kept. They must have $$$ coming in all the time..mimi

     
    • Beth Katz

      June 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      They said they just restore sit 2 years ago. When the did the restoration they found it was all painted but they made it all white.

       
  2. Tom Freeman

    June 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I am curious about the quote you used to start this post. It sounds like a variation of the Shakespeare line: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” But I understand that the idea predates Shakespeare. Is there some connection of this idea with St. Augustine?

     
  3. Amy

    June 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Absolutely stunning, Beth! Thank you for sharing!

     
  4. Beth Katz

    June 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Our guide said it was from the saint, maybe Shakespeare copied? There was a sculpture of the saying.

     
  5. Peggy Freedman

    June 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Maybe a Bible scholar can find the quote – the second line was a little different than Shakespeare’s, it was something to the effect that we are the players and God is the audience (judge).

     

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