Mosiac at the Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

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Mosiac at the Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.
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In Christianity, the Mt. of Beatitudes -meaning blessed or happy are blessings from Jesus recorded in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew and the Sermon on the Plain in Luke. The blessings in Luke refer to external situations while those in Matthew refer more to spiritual or moral qualities. The mountain is topped by a Catholic chapel built in 1939 by the Franciscan Sisters with the support of the Italian ruler Mussolini. The building which was constructed by the noted architect Antonio Barluzzi is full of numerical symbolism. In front of the church, the symbols on the pavement represent Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, Charity, Faith and Temperance. Inside the church hangs the cloak from Pope Paul VI's visit in 1964. Photo by Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye
Location: Christianity Mt. of Beatitudes Galilee Israel