As a Jew who is a Catholic convert, Pope Pius XII is one of my all time heroes. During the holocaust he helped over Jewish people to safety, hiding thousands in the Vatican and other churches, convents.
The Church of Mary Magdalene is a Russian Orthodox church located on the Mount of Olives, near the Garden of Gethsemane in East Jerusalem. The church was built in 1886 by Tsar Alexander III to honor his mother, Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.
SPAIN / Cities, towns, landscapes - Toledo is the heart and soul of Spain. For centuries, Christians, Jews, and Muslims flourished in a "city of three cultures" and built a dazzling array of churches, convents, palaces, fortresses, synagogues, and mosques. Wander the atmospheric narrow lanes, relax in quiet courtyards, and visit artisan shops tucked away in little alleys.
Nicholas Cathedral of Pokrovsky Convent, Kyiv, Ukraine
Maria Graham (1785-1842). Church & Convent of Sant Antonio da Barre, Bahia. pen and ink on paper, signed with initials 'MG' (lower right) and inscribed as titled, numbered '7' (upper left), with inscription 'By Mrs Maria Graham, for her work on the Brazils.' on the paper mount