BC: "Churches in Midevil Europe." World Book Online. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.
FC: Church of the Century
1: Church of the century | Dedicated to: My mom for teaching me so much about the churches we have today | This Mixbook is Created By: Deanna Mogianesi
3: The Church Structure
5: The picture on the left is called a Flying Buttress and these are stone arches that carry much of the roof's heavy weight and allow large windows to take the place of big stone walls. Many of the stained glass windows were stained with illustrations of Bible stories because many people in the middle | ages were illiterate and couldn't read or write. These Cathedrals also had sculptures of people from the Bible.
6: Gargoyles are not only for scaring little kids by their creepy looks but by scaring away the evil spirits so they don't bring bad luck to the priests and Christians.
7: Most Cathedrals were in the shape of a cross. They probably built them like this to honor Jesus's death on the cross. | They also did this to glorify their city. They thought that God might be able to see them if they made the building a cross.
9: Monks & Nuns
10: When you become a monk or a Nun, you give up marrying and having kids and devote your whole life to the church and God. They spend their lives worshiping, studying, and working. Their home is called a Monastery. | Monks spend most of their time in the church attending 8 church services a day! When they have free time they are either caring for the poor and sick,teaching, farming, copying religious texts, or sewing clothing.
11: Nuns basically do the same thing as monks but they live in a place called a Convent.
12: Monk Quotes “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” -Thich Nhat Hanh “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” -Thich Nhat Hanh | “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” -Thich Nhat Hanh "There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.” -Swami Sivananda
13: About the Author: Deanna Mogianesi | I was born in Boston on January 5,1999. My favorite color is neon green and my favorite animal is a fish. I live with my mom, twin brother named Paul, step dad Scott, and my three kitties, Dock, Robbie, and Henry. This is my first book that I have ever written and I hope to write another one too!