Saint Dominic in Soriano

Saint Dominic in Soriano was a portrait of Saint Dominic, from 1530 an important artefact in the Dominican friary at Soriano Calabro in southern Italy. It was believed to be of miraculous origin, to inspire miracles, it was the subject of a Roman Catholic feast day celebrated on 15 September from 1644 to 1913. Its miraculous origin was the subject of several 17th-century paintings. Several ecclesiastical buildings have been named after it; the painting may no longer exist. There seems to be no record. In 1510, members of the Dominican Order founded a friary at Soriano Calabro, Calabria, in the arch of the foot of the boot of Italy. A town grew up around it. In 1530, the friars began to display for public veneration a portrait of the founder of their Order. In the early 17th century, Silvestro Frangipane, a Dominican, investigated the painting and wrote a book about it. Several senior members of his Order gave it their imprimaturs, it was published in 1634. Fra Frangipane wrote: It happened that, during the night before the octave of the Nativity of the Madonna, in the Year of Our Lord 1530, the sacristan of Soriano had risen, as was his custom, at 3 o'clock in the morning to light the church lamps.

Three ladies of wonderful appearance, the first of whom seemed much afflicted by grief, finding the door unlocked, entered. Their leader, her grief turning into joy, asked, “What church might this be?” The sacristan replied, “This church is dedicated to Saint Dominic. We have no paintings on the walls, except for that crude depiction of him behind the altar.” The venerable matron said, “So that your church may have another icon, take this and give it to your superior. Tell him to place it above the altar.” With great reverence, the sacristan brought it to his superior. When the superior and two other brothers came to the church, the ladies were nowhere to be seen. One of them said, “While I knelt in prayer, Saint Catherine the Virgin appeared to me and said: I, together with the Virgin Mother of God and the Magdalene, have conferred this favour upon you.” That narrative is the one accepted by the Dominican Order today. The portrait soon acquired a reputation for having marvellous properties. According to Fra Frangipane, if it was hung in a place other than the one specified by the Virgin Mary, the following morning it would be back in its proper place.

He described. No fewer than 1,600 miracles were reliably attributed to its presence within a space of 78 years. In 1644, Pope Innocent XII ordained a feast day on 15 September to commemorate its origin and properties; the feast may have been suppressed in 1913, when Pope Pius X moved what had until been the movable feast of Our Lady of Sorrows to the fixed date of 15 September. The more recent history of the portrait seems to be unknown. Soriano Friary was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1659 of 6.6 magnitude. It was rebuilt; the first, on 5 February, was of 7.0 magnitude, levelled Soriano to the ground. The third, on 7 February, was of 6.6 magnitude, its epicentre was 3 km from Soriano. In Soriano itself, 171 people had died, damage estimated at 80,000 ducats had been caused; the friary seems never to have regained its earlier reputation. The portrait may have failed to survive one of those events. In 1634, Fra Frangipane wrote: E il corpo di quell'Imagine di cinque palmi, & un quarto di lunghezza, nella desto mano ha un libro, e nella sinistra un giglio, doue egli si dimostra di mediocre slatura, di bell aspetto, ma venerando, e mortificato, co'l uolio alquanto affilato.

An English translation: And the figure in that Picture, five palms high and four broad, in his right hand holds a book, in his left a lily, is of medium stature, of handsome aspect, but venerable, mortified, with somewhat defined features. The miraculous origin of the portrait seems to have been a significant topic for religious art in 17th-century Italy and Spain, as evidenced by the number of paintings described in this section, it is uncertain. Those paintings are consistent in showing Dominic less than life-size, full length, wearing his habit, with book and lily, thus conforming to Fra Frangipane's 1634 description, they are consistent in another way: all show the three saints exhibiting the open painting to one or more friars. Examples include: First half of 17th century – Giovanni Battista Giustammiani (Ital

August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall

August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall is a live album and video by Counting Crows. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions represent the first official live concert video release of the band's career; the concert was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc video formats, as well as in album form on CD and LP, on August 30, 2011, in the United States. The album was made available via digital download through and iTunes one day earlier. The live concert was recorded at Town Hall in New York City on September 18, 2007, it features a performance of the band's 1993 commercial debut album and Everything After, in its entirety. The band performed the songs in the exact track list order featured on the album, except for the inclusion of lyrics of the song "Raining in Baltimore" in their performance of their hit single "Round Here". All songs written by Adam Duritz. "Round Here"* – 11:42 "Omaha" – 3:43 "Mr. Jones" – 6:19 "Introduction to Perfect Blue Buildings" – 1:12 "Perfect Blue Buildings"* – 5:05 "Anna Begins" – 5:34 "Time and Time Again" – 5:50 "Rain King"* – 8:57 "Introduction to Sullivan Street" – 2:25 "Sullivan Street" – 8:42 "Ghost Train" – 5:54 "A Murder of One"* – 11:07* Track #1 includes lyrics of the song "Raining in Baltimore" and the Sordid Humor song "Private Archipelago".* Track #5 includes lyrics of the song "Miller's Angels" and the Prince song "Sometimes it Snows in April".* Track #8 includes lyrics of the Bruce Springsteen song "Thunder Road".'

* Track #12 includes lyrics of the U2 song "Red Hill Mining Town" and the Sordid Humor song "Dorris Day". Jim Bogios – drums and percussion David Bryson – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals Adam Duritz – vocals Charlie Gillinghampiano, Hammond B-3 organ, accordion and vocals David Immergluck – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, vocals Millard Powersbass and piano Dan Vickrey – electric guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals Official website