BOLTON HOLLOWAY, AUREO ANELLO
ALIGHIERI, SWEET NEW
LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, &
GEOFFREY CHAUCER || VICTORIAN:
SILENCE: FLORENCE'S 'ENGLISH'
CEMETERY || ELIZABETH
BARRETT BROWNING || WALTER
SAVAGE LANDOR || FRANCES
TROLLOPE || || HIRAM POWERS
OF SLAVERY || FLORENCE IN
SEPIA || CITY
AND BOOK CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
I, II, III, IV, V, VI,
'FIORETTA MAZZEI' || EDITRICE
WEBSITE || UMILTA
WEBSITE || RINGOFGOLD
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New: Dante vivo || White Silence
oseph and Jesus had a carpenter's shop in Nazareth. Peter and his companions ran a fishing business on the Sea of Galilee. Paul was a tentmaker. Mary, in the Infancy Gospels, did sewing and embroidery while in Egypt, Jesus delivering the goods to her customers there- and so did Dorcas do fine sewing in Luke's Acts. Those of us in Christ's ministry need to earn our keep. The early disciples, both men and women, also wrote epistles, Psalters, Gospels, Bibles. They balanced work and study and prayer. And they did not use credit cards or cheques, instead directly exchanged their work. We encourage the same here in a mutual giving, to the One Body of Christ, everyone. We have a workroom, a bottega, next to our library, our biblioteca, with a great table made from the cypresses here in 1860, upon which we restore tomb sculpture, bind and restore books, marble paper, frame paintings.
Monastic communities similarly flourish where they balance work, study and prayer, earning their keep, not living off others' labour. The Egyptian Desert Fathers wove baskets of palm leaves for sale. Ken Lott described Trappist monks in Georgia who make grisaille stained glass, having done so first for their own church. I know of another such monastery in New York State which makes 'Monk's Bread', having a bakery, and of contemplative nuns keeping a herd of milk cows, for the hours of bread-baking and www.ccel.orgmilking coincide well with the Hours of Prayer of the Church. The Carmelite Brother Lawrence in The Practice of the Presence of God described how kitchen work can be God's Presence in prayer. Likewise from the beginning of the Church through these two Millennia, contemplatives have written and produced books, the Beguines often printing and binding also those of others.
In medieval Florence - before the Medici Princes were heard of - Giotto and other artists worked in botteghe, a bottega being a workshop, these artists doing everything, mixing their paints, painting, framing, building. We believe this can also be a model for a library, where books are written, translated, printed, bound, shelved, sold, read, and even their shelves built by the writer scholar librarians. We believe this can be the model for a publishing house, combining bookshop and library, and enabling similar publishing houses' survival by providing free cataloguing on the web. We believe this can also be the model for running a historical cemetery, treating the tombs as like precious pages of a history book written in marble, needing restoration, translating, reading in order to understand their messages from the past to the future. We believe not in working against each other competively, but in working together cooperatively. We invite you to share in this project in Florence.
If you are in a Third World country or elsewhere, living in simplicity, or if others you know do so, having a computer but lacking a modem and access to the Internet, it is possible to order a CD of the umilta website. It is also the greatest wisdom to not have live television but to use videos of excellent films, especially where there are children growing up in a family. We are happiest as active producers, rather than passive consumers. This space is also open to your cottage industries in textiles and texts.
Our Biblioteca Fioretta Mazzei 's
made by Bruno in brass, by our Settignano
blacksmith in wrought iron, against our
marbled paper. Each takes an hour's work.
Their shape from the Bodleian Library's
Clockwise: book on how to do Florentine embroidery on linen, white on white, gold thread embroidery for a priest's chasuble, green and natural handwoven linen towels from Farfa Sabina, near Rome, like those in the Ghirlandaio Last Supper altarcloths, with designs that go back to Byzantine times. To enlarge, click here . For further information contact Julia Bolton Holloway
WRITING WITH THE NEEDLE:
I should like to open this website to those religious communities needing to sell what they make to support themselves in their lives of prayer, iconographers like Sister Petra Clare in the wilds of Scotland who paints icons and makes Orthodox knotted prayer beads; Father Nathanael Aghiopalamites in the United States; the St John' s Cathedral Icon School in Pskov in Russia, the e-mail to Philip Davydov ; and to lay people, such as the Amish selling mailorder plain clothes, to Shakers still making Shaker artifacts, to Berea College, whose students once earned their way through college while preserving traditional skills and handcrafts, to Foxfire, to all once listed in the Whole Earth Catalogue, to Yorkshire wood carvers, to Italian hand weavers who in Farfa Sabina still make the hand loomed weaving one sees in Ghirlandaio's Last Supper frescoes in Florence and which would be so fine if once again used for altar cloths; to William Morris items still being crafted in England by Arthur Sanderson's & Sons; to Native Americans making 'Eyes of God' and hand-dyed and loomed woven carpets; to Penitentes making bultos and santos, to Native Peoples in Alaska who can send you smoked salmon in hand-crafted wooden boxes; to my third son Jonathan Luke Holloway's widow in Tennessee who makes t-shirts, including copies of his own beloved 'Every Person is a Holy Place'; to my first son who is a carpenter in Philadelphia who makes libraries for fine booklovers; to my second son who for many years lived in a hand-crafted 'Blue Star' teepee and who is a stone-mason and land surveyor. Above all, to Alice Waithera , UDP, Nairobi, Kenya , who makes rosaries, and who has a family to raise on her own.
Alice Waithera's Rosary
Isabelle Prondzynski writes from Nairobi, Kenya,
Sorry I left you wondering about . . .
Blessed olive leaves from
Italy, olive wood bowl
from Kenya, William Morris olive and oak leaves
print. Compare with Birgitta's Bowl
It was bought, a few weeks earlier, in an open-air market, situated within the access area to a *huge* traffic roundabout (the largest in Africa, with an area the size of a football pitch in its centre - grass and a river winding through it, plus dust during the dry season, and men sitting and chatting when they have no work . . .). Once a week (every Tuesday) only, women (and some men) from up-country towns and villages come to that market, often bearing the produce of their entire local community, and sell beadwork and batiks, baskets and carvings, metalwork and jewellery, paintings and antique spears, and much more. This market is probably the best place in the whole of Kenya to buy genuine crafts, and at reasonable prices.
That is where I found the olivewood bowl that I was looking for, to send to you. As the market takes place on barely reinforced red soil, covered with sacking material to show off the items for sale, it is impossible to find an even place to test anything for its ability to stand without wobbling. Your bowl which, of those tested, wobbled least, produced a much more impressive wobble after I had brought it home . . . but that is all part of the genuineness of the article! Like yourself, I find it all the more beautiful for not being turned, but carved. Filling it with olive leaves seems just right.
Julia adds: I can assemble kits in Florence for making linen drawn-thread work corporals or gold-thread embroidered chasubles. Nothing is more therapeutic or more fulfilling than such embroidery, using one's needle to praise God, a prayer to each stitch. Indeed, I found when renouncing a personal internal combustion engine, while waiting for shared public transportation, such embroidery calmed me and gave me the means for praising God with all my being. Though I did keep the possession of a personal computer for such ends!
Design for a chasuble based on a Sussex font, such fonts also existing in Sweden.
We help artists in Florence obtain commissions. See the websites we have created for Bruno Vivoli and James Rotherham.
James Rotherham, Detail, Prodigal Son
Godfriends are be willing to serve as consultants for crafting and weaving Websites for non-profit communities. Our Godfriends include an iconographer and a pornographer with whom we can consult, while praying the second becomes likewise the first. We can also give advice on software for hard copy publications of booklets and books. We can advise on library cataloguing, book repair, binding and preservation, and church and other furniture restoration.
Let us know what you would like to see here. The only requirement is that they be beautiful and useful to the soul, the mind, the body (my Mother Foundress saying a sin against beauty is a sin against God, and that beauty is what is simple and useful and made for the love of God and one's neighbour).
SEWING WITH THE PEN:
I should like to open this Juliansite to people such as Brody Neuenschwander who does calligraphy, as in Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, who has calligraphed a scroll in Van Eycks' Bruges of Gerald Manley Hopkins' 'Wreck of the Deutschland', and who teaches calligraphy in convents and monasteries. I should like to open this Juliansite to those who want to order in bulk for their convents, their abbeys, their churches and for themselves, the postcards of reproductions of the great Florentine works of art, such as the Simone Martini diptych, the Fra Angelico and Della Robbia scenes which go with the Rosary, the Ghirlandaio and Andrea dal Castagno 'Last Suppers', the Massacio 'Trinity', which I can obtain for you from my Australian neighbour who happens to live here in Montebeni above Florence. Or black and white Alinari photographs for reproduction in scholarly books. Or Florentine book-binding papers. Including marbled papers. I can make the card below into diptychs to keep by your prayer table, your computer.
Simone Martini (? -1344).
'Madonna con il Bambino e Pietà' (diptych).
Museo Horne, Florence, Italy. Copyright Editrice Giusti de Becocci S.R.L., Florence, Italy.
This can be an outlet for those needing contemplative libraries for anchorholds or monasteries. A way of saying how to acquire the Paulist Press books most readily and inexpensively, by becoming a charter subscriber to their Classics of Western Spirituality series: http://www.paulistpress.com . A way of saying how to order the finely bound and edited Early English Text Society volumes, each stamped in gold with the Alfred Jewel: best to become a Subscribing Member of the Early English Text Society, by writing to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Jane Watkinson, 12 North End, Durham DH1 4NJ (firstname.lastname@example.org) (annual subscription £15.00/$30): otherwise order those volumes which are over five years old from Boydell and Brewer , those which are more recent from Oxford University Press. A way of saying how to find Margot King's Peregrina Publishing books: http://www.peregrina.com . And an outstanding publishing scholar, English, in Austria, who has no computer, no e-mail, but whose list includes major studies on medieval contemplative literature, is Professor James Hogg, of the Analecta Cartusiana, A-5164 Seeham, Fraham 9, Austria, telephone 0043 6217 7084, whose University of Salzburg publications, relating to Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love , include:
Louis M. Salvery. Psychological Themes in the Golden Epistle of William of St Thierry to the Carthusians of Mont Dieu, 1973/ AC8
Elizabeth Salter, Nicholas Love's Myrrour of the Blessed Lyf of Jesu Christ, 1974/AC10
James Hogg, The Speculum Devotorum of an Anonymous Carthusian of Sheen, 1973-2000/AC11-13, 4 vols.
James Hogg, The Architecture of Hinton Charterhouse , 1975/AC25
Spiritualität heute und gestern, ed. James Hogg, 1982-1999/AC35.1-43, containing important articles by Roland Maisonneuve, Roger Ellis, John P.H. Clark, Valerie M. Lagorio, Brant Pelphrey, S.S. Hussey, A.V.C. Schmidt, Richard Kieckhefer, Vincent Gillespie, James Hogg, Michael G. Sargent, Rosalynn Voaden, Bridget Morris, Tore Nyberg, F.R. Johnston, Domenico Pezzini, Gunnel Cleve, Neil Beckett, Anne B. Yardley, Ann Hutchinson, Canon John Rory Fletcher, Thomas Robinson, Sister Mary Champney.
Kartausermystic und-Mystiker 1981-1982/ AC55.1-5, containing articles on women mystics,, and Mount Grace Charterhouse.
James Hogg, The Speculum Inclusorum, 1981-1998/ AC1-2
Die Kartauser und ihre Welt, ed. James Hogg,1993/ AC62, 3 vols.
James Hogg, Mount Grace Charterhouse and Late Medieval English Spirituality, 1978-2001/AC64.1-3
James Hogg, La Certosa di Firenze, 1979/ AC66
James Hogg, The Carthusians, St Hugh's Charterhouse, Parkminster, 1998/AC68.1
Roger Ellis, Viderunt eam Filie Syon: The Spirituality of Syon Abbey, 1984/AC68.2
James Hogg, Mount Grace Charterhouse and Late Medieval English Spirituality, 1980/AC3
Michael G. Sargent, James Grenehalgh as Textual Critic, 1984/AC85. [Includes Amherst Manuscript]
James Hogg and Lawrence F. Powell, Nicholas Love's The Mirrour of the Blessed Lyf of Jesu Christ, 1989-98/AC 91, 3 vols.
James Hogg, Andrew Borde, The First Book of the Introduction of Knowledge, 1979/AC92.1-2
James Hogg, An Illustrated Yorkshire Carthusian Miscellany, 1981-1998/AC95.1-3
Harald Walach, Hugo de Balmas, 1994-1999/ AC98.1-2
Robert William Englert, Scattering and Oneing: A Study of Conflict in the Works of the Author of the Cloud of Unknowing , 1983/AC105
Spatmittelalterliche Geistliche Literatur in der Nationalsprache, ed. James Hogg, 1983-84/AC106.1-2, includes essays on Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Robert Thornton, by Ritamary Bradley, Susan Dickman, Marion Glasscoe, Vincent Gillespie, George R. Keiser, Michael G. Sargent
L.E. Whatmore, The Carthusians under Henry VIII , 1983/AC109.1
Kartauserliturgie und Kartauserschrifttum , ed. James Hogg, 1988-1990/AC116.1-5, 5 vols, on Carthusian women mystics, etc.
The Latin Versions of the Cloud of Unknowing , ed. John Clark, 1989-1994/AC119. Includes Augustine Baker.
John P.H. Clark and Cheryl Taylor, Walter Hilton's Latin Writings, 1987/AC124/2, 2 vols
John Clark, Walter Hilton's Latin Writings Translated into English, 1996/AC124.2.
A way of ordering Julia Bolton Holloway 's books:
Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love: Extant Texts and Translation, ed. Sister Anna Maria Reynolds, C.P. and Julia Bolton Holloway (ISBN 88-8450-095-8) from University of Florence, SISMEL Edizioni del Galluzzo, email@example.com
Brunetto Latini: An Analytic Bibliography (ISBN 0-7293-0216-4) from http://www.boydell.co.uk ;
The Pilgrim and the Book: A Study of Dante, Langland and Chaucer (ISBN 0-8204-2090-5); from Julia Bolton Holloway
Twice-Told Tales: Brunetto Latino and Dante Alighieri (ISBN 0-8204-1954-0), also from Julia Bolton Holloway ;
Tales within Tales: Apuleius through Time, ed. Constance S. Wright and Julia Bolton Holloway, also from AMS Press, Brooklyn Naval Yard, Bldg 292, Suite 417, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, U.S.A.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh and Other Poems (ISBN 0-14-043412-7) from: http://www.penguinclassics.com ;
Birger Gregersson and Thomas Gascoigne, The Life of Saint Birgitta (ISBN 0-920669-17-4) from Peregrina Publishing Co, Toronto, Canada, http://www.peregrina.com ;
Saint Bride and Her Book: Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations (ISBN 0-941051-18-8) from: Boydell and Brewer, Cambridge, England, http://www.boydell.co.uk ;
Eileen Mary Bolton, Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing, ed. Karen Leigh Casselman and Julia Bolton Holloway (ISBN 1-56659-001-9) from: Robin and Russ, 533 North Adams Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128. Phone: 472-5760
I should like to open this Shop (Julia Bolton Holloway ), also, to those who want to order the , giving the starredtitles in the Julian of Norwich Website and the Mirror of Saints Website , and which are crammed full with booklets of many of the essays on the Website, but in the Hebrew and Greek and Old English and Middle English the Internet cannot manage, and also with the coloured reproductions I cannot afford to place on the Internet. A costs $25.00 plus postage to make, which includes the postage, and which are hand-bound in Florentine hand-marbled paper. Or you may order individual booklets. If a web essay is unstarred and you would like one or several booklets made of it, ask me (Julia Bolton Holloway ). We are a cottage publishing company on demand, as were the medieval beguines. What profits that might ensue will be used to purchase more books for our library on Florence, theology and women, the Biblioteca Fioretta Mazzei.
I have a few medieval manuscript leaves to sell. Likewise some duplicate Alinari century's old photographs of Florentine art. I can as well make portfolios to measure, using Florentine papers, if you have precious documents you want to preserve. Or the Simone Martini diptychs above. Or other cards and writing paper. We can make excellent bees' wax furniture polish, indeed have done so for Anglican bishops' thrones. Or you can order remaindered copies of Equally in God's Image: Women in the Middle Ages. These items from firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, we would be willing to serve freely, crafting and weaving Websites for non-profit communities, as we have for Nairobi's Urban Development Programme , and we can also give advice on software for hard copy publications of booklets and books. We can advise on library cataloguing, book repair, binding and preservation, and church and other furniture restoration. It is my hope to buy the most simple equipment, saws and mitre boxes, and teach refugees without skills and without work how to do picture framing, giving both the tools and their work to them, to sell the latter to tourists, so doing teaching both refugees and tourists Florentine art. It is said the half the world's great art is in Italy, and half of that again here in this one small city. One buys gold leaf here, in books, in hardware/ironmonger stores!
Our Shop exists to support our enabling the bettering of human souls, minds and bodies, to becoming a community, a school for prayer , a centre for theological study. And especially we seek advice (Ephphatha !) on how to create a business for dispensing hearing aids at minimal cost to the hearing-impaired run by the hearing-impaired.
Julia Bolton Holloway
'Christ girded himself with
the towel of our humanity to minister to that which was sick'.
Cyril of Jerusalem
Search for Aureo Anello Books using Google Book Search and PayPal. Proceeds for Florence's 'English' Cemetery Restoration
To see an example of a page inside with parallel text in Middle English and Modern English, variants and explanatory notes,click here.
of Norwich, Showing of Love: Extant Texts and Translation,
ed. Sister Anna Maria
C.P. and Julia Bolton Holloway (ISBN 88-8450-095-8), 848 pages,
full colour plates of the manuscripts, from University of Florence,
Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2001, 191 euro, air mail to America €36.46,
surface mail, €21.38, e-mail
email@example.com Julia Bolton Holloway
Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love, translation in paperback (ISBN: 0-8146-5169-0), xxxiv+ 133 pp, three colour printing, 2003. Order, in America, The Liturgical Press, St John's Abbey, $19.95; in England, etc., Darton, Longman and Todd, available at bookshops, £9.95.
To see inside this book, where God's words are
editor's in grey, click here.
Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love, Westminster Text, translated into Modern English, set in William Morris typefont, hand bound with marbled paper end papers within vellum covers, in limited, signed edition. A similar version available in Italian translation. Can be accompanied by CD of a reading of the text. To order, click here.
To view sample copies, actual size, click here.
Saint Bride and Her Book: Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations. Translated from Latin and Middle English with Introduction, Notes and Interpretative Essay . Library of Medieval Women. Series Editor, Jane Chance. Boydell and Brewer , 2000. Revised, republished, third edition. xvi + 151 pp. ISBN 0-85991-589-1
Two books on Dante Alighieri:
The Pilgrim and the Book: A Study of Dante, Langland and Chaucer (ISBN0-8204-2090-5); illustrated, indexed, third edition, available from Julia Bolton Holloway. $25, 25 euro.
Twice-Told Tales: Brunetto Latino and Dante Alighieri (ISBN 0-8204-1954-0), illustrated, indexed, available from Julia Bolton Holloway. $25, 25 euro.
Julian Library CD, 1996/2003, available for general readers, contemplatives, scholars, and libraries for off-line reading, computer browsing (includes Umilta Website);
Julian Library Portfolio, booklets of essays in a hand-bound portfolio, either in Florentine printed paper, or our marbled paper, as shown below;
The City and the Book I, II, III, Florence, International Congresses, Proceedings, CD;
English Cemetery, Florence, CD;
Florence in Sepia
Concentrating on Florence,
CD contains e-books, such as Augustus J.C. Hare's Florence,
and Joanna Horner's Walks in Florence, an album of
photographs of Italy purchased by the Mother Foundress of the Community
of the Holy Family, illustrative materials on Elizabeth Barrett
etc. It is a useful guide for scholars of medieval, Renaissance and
Florence and for tourists to modern Florence.
Bolton Holloway , Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, 2004.
cradles, hand-wrought-iron lilied-cross shelf joins, marbled paper,
etc., from Julia Bolton
and described in How to
Cradles and Libraries, and handmade colourful rosaries from
Africa, illustrated and described in Portfolio.
Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei Marbled Papers
Donations for above CDs and Portfolios benefit the Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei (of which you become a member through the gift to the library of a book), and the historic "English Cemetery ", Piazzale Donatello 38, I-50132 Florence, Italy
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