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A most excellent image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sometimes called "The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary", also known as "The Virgin of Ollignies", traditionally found on the cover of the book "The Secret of the Rosary" by St. Louis de Montfort. Both the book and a fine quality 11" x 14" print of this image (suitable for framing) are available from TAN Books & Publishers, P.O. Box 424, Rockford, Illinois 61105 (1-800-437-5876). According to the former, the picture was discovered shortly after World War I, covered over with some pornographic abomination. The picture's age and origin are unknown, but it features some of the best elements of Eastern and Western artistic tradition. Presented to you automatically in a reduced .gif version due to your site operator's enthusiasm. (517K)

"hfn" stands for "Holy Face Negative" of the Shroud of Turin. The "3" means it was scanned at 300 dots/inch. The "g256" means it was scanned in 256 level gray-scale. The file is in the .tif format. It is taken from an original print of a 1933 negative of the facial part of the Shroud of Turin. See also file "" below.

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Color depiction of Michaelangelo's "The Last Judgement" on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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This is a color version of file "" formerly on this site but deleted due to its inferior quality. The photo is taken from the cover of the 1957 book "The Pope Speaks" by Michael Chinigo. Unfortunately, Pius XII's cassock looks like it needs laundering, as though he just came in after being splattered with dirt raised by shrapnel during a World War II bombing raid (and he did go out tending to people during such raids). In reality, however, the picture has been abraded with the passage of 40 years on the cover of the book. If anyone has the skills to "clean it up", please email me.

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256 level grayscale graphic of Pope Pius X in the .TIF format taken from the frontispiece of the 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia.

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"ss" means (La) "Santa Sindone" ("Holy Shroud"). The "3" that the graphic was scanned at 300 dots/inch. "g256" that it is in 256 level gray-scale. The file is in the .tif format and depicts full-length positive and negative images of the Shroud of Turin, taken from an 8" by 10" print of a 1933 photo. See also file "" above.

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