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Whatever may be the carved and embroidered envelope of a cathedral, one always finds beneath it--in the state of a germ, and of a rudiment at the least--the Roman basilica. It is eternally developed upon the soil according to the same law.
Accordingly I spent the late hours either on the water(the moonlight of Venice is famous), or in the splendid square which serves as a vast forecourt to the strange old basilica of Saint Mark.
The church of Saint-Paul has long needed a monstrance in keeping with the magnificence of that basilica, itself due to the Company of Jesus.
Ruins and basilicas, palaces and colossi, set in the midst of a sordid present, where all that was living and warm-blooded seemed sunk in the deep degeneracy of a superstition divorced from reverence; the dimmer but yet eager Titanic life gazing and struggling on walls and ceilings; the long vistas of white forms whose marble eyes seemed to hold the monotonous light of an alien world: all this vast wreck of ambitious ideals, sensuous and spiritual, mixed confusedly with the signs of breathing forgetfulness and degradation, at first jarred her as with an electric shock, and then urged themselves on her with that ache belonging to a glut of confused ideas which check the flow of emotion.
TELECOMS group BT bolstered the IT services part of its business yesterday by unveiling the acquisition of computing firm Basilica.
TELECOMS group BT bolstered the IT services part of its business today by unveiling the acquisition of computing firm Basilica. The deal for an undisclosed sum will enable the group's BT Business arm to meet the IT and communications needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church ever built.
Desde todo el mundo se mira con especial consideracion la basilica de San Francisco en Asis, que conserva y custodia los restos mortales del serafico santo, y la basilica de Santa Maria de los Angeles, que contiene en si la insigne iglesia de la Porciuncula: la primera esta encomendada a la Orden de los Frailes Menores Franciscanos Conventuales, y la segunda a la Orden Franciscana de los Frailes Menores.
In the 9th Century the saint's body was returned to the by then wealthy, thriving city to be buried beneath the basilica of the magnificent church in St Mark's Square.
His body will then be buried in the crypt of St Peter's Basilica.
Renzo Piano's newly completed basilica (AR March 2003) is an attempt to rationalise and dignify this public urge to venerate a remarkable individual and commune with the divine.