159. Cardinale Borromäus is blessing the »La Zitelle« – musicians
picture 01 – Saint Carolus Borromäus*) painting by Palma il Giovane
And as they heard in their Vision the »The Peony Gondola Song« Palma and Palmina saw in their vision a few other Peony Gondolas flying.
And Palma felt now a tender soft kiss on his left cheek after Palmina hold his right hand in his dreaming, and Palma could feel it and was smiling full of luck.
Palma thought: »Not every artists gets such a pure and fine soul as inspiring painting-music Peony Gondola friend. I have to be thankful every day that I have my Pigeon, my Inspiration, my Lute painting Palmina.«
A lot of Peony Gondolas flew soft and slow along the heaven.
»Look, Palmina there is »Saint Clara and Saint Franciscus…the famous spiritual loving pair. Oh look their hearts are glowing for heart-to-heart love.« also in a Peony Gondola.
»Yes, Palmina, they love each other with there soul, their spirit and with their hearts…Saint Clara is Saint Francis spiritual inspiring girl-friend. And they never stopped to love each other.«
And they heard a music like that:
VIDEO: [ Kyrie of »Prager Messe«] https://youtu.be/eKNiIPyl77w
Palma was playing the Viola and expressing with each note in this music piece and tender kiss and Palmina’s talented hands and arms (of course, always at an other position).
»Wow, but Saint Franciscans of Assisi, the author of the Cantico delle Creature, was not a priest…?«, Palmina asked innocently.
»Yes, to love someone, you need not to be a priest.«
»Did Doctor Martinus, who was a catholic monk did he marry a Christian-catholic nun? And did they really found a new Christian tradition? Is that the reason why the »Trident Consilium«¹ in Trient was opened…hm? I mean, he was also not a priest, this Doctor Martinus… Also not a priest like saint Francis?«
¹ Trident Consilium – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Trent
»The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trent (or Trento, in northern Italy), was the 19th ecumenical council of the Catholic Church. Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.«
»The Council issued condemnations of what it defined to be heresies committed by proponents of Protestantism, and also issued key statements and clarifications of the Church’s doctrine and teachings, including scripture, the Biblical canon, sacred tradition, original sin, justification, salvation, the sacraments, the Mass and the veneration of saints. The Council met for twenty-five sessions between 13 December 1545 and 4 December 1563. Pope Paul III, who convoked the Council, oversaw the first eight sessions (1545–47), while the twelfth to sixteenth sessions (1551–52) were overseen by Pope Julius III and the seventeenth to twenty-fifth sessions (1562–63) by Pope Pius IV.«
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– Oh, look fast, Palma: Marco Polo and his Buddhist nun, his wife, the Chinese Princess! Also together in a Peony Gondola – Spiritual Love with different traditions!«
»Yes, like you and me…«
They looked how this Peony Gondola moved along the pink-white clouds.
»It looks so harmonic and full of peace..«
»Look there is another Peony Gondola with Dante and Beatrice ! Dante writes 100 Cantici for her, how deep his love is, to dedicate her such a great Poesie! This is spiritual love!«
»And here is Liu Mengmei and Du Linang from the PEONY PAVILLION – Their love goes beyond time and space – death and life – they first met only in their secret dreams in the Peony Pavilion!«
»There is the Saint John of Cross**) and the Saint Terese from Avila***) – A deep spiritual love and friendship!«
»Yes, Palmina. They had been also in Venice. He held a speech in our Titian School and he got some painting lessons from me and she, Terese from Avila, met him in our Titian-School, sitting in the audience, and I painted her in a painting ***). And as they spoke with each other they suddenly flew a few meters above the earth, we all could see it, like to be together in a invisible Peony-Gondola¹. The Symbol of spiritual love and deep and heartfelt love and friendship«.
picture 02 – drawing artwork by John of the Cross² »crucifixion«
picture 03 – painting of Palma il Giovane Saint Terese³ of Avila by Palma il Giovane at church of San Pancrazio in Rome (1618)
*) Saint Carolus Borromeus – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Borromeo
»Charles Borromeo (Italian: Carlo Borromeo, Latin: Carolus Borromeus, 2 October 1538 – 3 November 1584) was Roman Catholic archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584 and a cardinal. «
He is called as the »Savior of the church music and protector of girls and children against child-prostitution.«
² **) Saint John of Cross¹ – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_the_Cross
³ ***) Saint Terese of Avila¹ – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_of_%C3%81vila
¹ This »miracle of levitation« which happened in the moment as Saint John of Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila came together, is described in the »book of saints« original title: »Das große Buch der Heiligen – Geschichte und Legende im Jahreslauf« – Südwest Verlag, 1978
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And they were all sitting in their Peony Gondolas, waved friendly to Palma and Palmina.
Palma and Palmina waved friendly back.
»Look, the saints of all traditions, we are dreaming in this vision,…They are greeting us!«, Palmina said like an innocent deer.
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And as the music of the »Peony Gondola Song« was finished Palmina laid again her head back on Palma’s heart to hear his heart which was beating for her in deep love.
»Oh, my saint spirit inspiration. My Pigeon. My Palmina!«
»Oh, My painter, my composer and writer. My Palma il Giovane!«
And now they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:
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Palma was sitting in one of his little ateliers at the »Furlani«. Right, beside is the Chiesa San Antonio and left, beside it the »scuola«
picture 04 – Palma’s little atelier (Nr. 3291, left beside the House Nr. 3292)
He was painting as young Cardinal which played a big role at the Trident Concilium*) in the catholic Church, which is very mighty in this century.
»Jacopo Palma il Giovane. You are a very talented painter. You lived so long in Rome at the embassy. Your talent was discovered by Lord Rovero**). I saw a lot of famous paintings by you, Palma, here in Venice. You are really a famous artist here. I think you are one of the most well known persons here in Venice, isn’t it?
»Oh, thank you your excellency. I feel honoured by your positive words.
Yes, but I try to be silent in the public. I try to support the »La Zitelle« girls and its orchestra and musicians and teachers with my own compositions.«
»Oh with your own compositions! This is a good idea: To make a kind of music therapeutic creation for them to overcome their trauma of child-prostitution.
I founded a lot of institutions all over Europe to save these girls and to protect them from child-prostitution…Did you know? But the evil dark sugar network is fighting against this….not only in Venice I think.«
»Yes I know. We all know it here in the Republic of Venice…There are evil networks supporting the dark sugar earth social network of child Prostitution. Our Music-Projects are a way to help the children and young women…«
»You have also problems here in Venice with them. They are an evil network internationally…
Palma what should we do to save the old music-tradition in Europe? Some want to destroy church music like the dark sugar earth network is doing it. «
»I have an idea: Give orders that Pierluigi da Palestrina *****) in Rome; he should compose a new traditional saint mass with 6 voices. He should compose it for the Pope. This „Pape Macelli“*) will save our music in Europe!«
*) »Missa Papae Marcelli« by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli.
– Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missa_Papae_Marcelli
»It was believed that the simple, declamatory style of Missa Papae Marcelli convinced Cardinal Carlo Borromeo, on hearing, that polyphony could be intelligible, and that music such as Palestrina’s was all too beautiful to ban from the Church. In 1607, the composer Agostino Agazzari wrote: […] « (read more at wikipedia)
Composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina
The Legend is also described in the OPERA »Palestrina« by composer Pfitzner
– Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestrina_(opera)
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Cardinal Borromeo was for a long time very silent and was thinking. Palma continued to draw him for a while and as they finished today’s paintings session Cardinal Borromeo and Palma il Giovane stood up.
The Cardinal put both hands on the head of Palma il Giovane and spoke very ceremonial:
»I bless your artworks and I bless your music compositions. May you always see the way of the saint spirit in your life. May a »saint spirit pigeon« be with you for your whole life and inspire you to your great artworks.«
And he blessed Palma il Giovane and Palma saw in a Vision a pure white Pigeon and then he saw Palmina smiling to him during this Vision.
As he went out of the little atelier they went to the right side, a few steps along the »Fondamenta dei Furlani« and entered the »Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni« to pray there. (This is all along the Rio de la Pieta, near the Chiesa »San Antonin« and near to Palmina’s bakery)
picture 05 – »Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni« where Palma‘ students painted under his teaching
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni – Wikipedia
»The Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni in Venice, northern Italy, was one of the city’s historical scuole (confraternity houses). «
Here at this »Suola« Palma il Giovane’s students made also some paintings.
A nun came and explained them friendly that Palma made here some beautiful paintings for these rooms, and also at the chapel in the first floor.
And Cardinale Borromeo did look interested at Palma’s artworks and all the servants where following him.
After he prayed a servant said:
»Your excellency today you will have a big speech in the big famous cathedral of Venice. Do you want to prepare your excellency for that and have a meal?«
picture 06 – Overview – »Campo Bandiera et Moro« (Palmina’s Home), Chiesa »San Antonin« (Palma’s paintings), The Atelier at the Fondamenta di Furlani and the »Scuola«
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And they saw also in their Vision that Cardinale Borromeo is holding a long big speech in the San Marco Cathedral.
Hundreds of people are listening his words and they are standing also outside at the San Marco Place.
»…And we have to protect our children from child-prostitution! (applause) Especially our »La Zitelle«-Institution, here in Venice at our little Giudecca Island. It was founded by a good women and we have also to protect the members of that beautiful La Zitelle girls orchestra and choir..« (Very big and long applause) »…We have to protect them from secret attacks and intrigues by the forbidden dark sugar earth criminal network administrators. They have much money and they pay much money against the victims of child prostitution to make them silent. They plunder the rich and slave the poor, they enjoy their criminal life.« („Boo“ crying people) »And even there is only one priest, here, who supports this criminal network then tell it to me. And even If I die, I will come personally from the heaven with the saint angels to protect these girls and children from their enemy…«
And all on the cathedral applauded, some called:
»Bravi, Bravi,…save our children, save our poor girls…Save our »La Zitelle«-Institution
against these criminal administrators…Bravi, bravi.«
»Cardinale for papa! – We want you as our pope!«
»It is a pity that we don’t have him as our Cardinale in our Republic.«
»…he is a living Saint…This cardinal fights for the poor, for the ill, for the children, he is against child-prostitution, he is the savor of the church music…«
»Long live our Cardinale Borromeo!!! Let us stand with him!«
»Yes, he is the man who speaked for us in Rome.«
And there was a long applause in this huge San Marco Cathedral with its beautiful golden Mosaics.
Accademia – Procession in piazza San Marco by Gentile Bellini
picture 06 – Procession in piazza San Marco by Gentile Bellini
And the Choir on the left side, up in the cathedral, where Palmina sat with her Lute with the other musicians, were ready and waited till Master Claudio Monteverdi gives the sign to start to perform the music Composition »Cum sancto spiritu – Fugue«, composed by Palma il Giovane
And Palma il Giovane was sitting in the first row of the honour guests of Venice and looked up to Palmina, up there in the music-heaven, in this San Marco Cathedral and she looked down to him, smiling, being very lucky that he composed this polyphonic music, dedicated to his saint spirit pigeon, expressing the dance of the saints and angels in the heaven. (This music can also be danced by a good ballet group)
And then they sung and played like that:
Cardinale looked up to the heaven and listened.
»What musicians and composers they have here in Venice. Like the Angels in the Heaven…this music helps our La Zitelle girls, yes, this music…«
VIDEO: [»cum sancto spiritu Fugue« by Gerald Spitzner performed in Saint Karls-Church, Vienna«] https://youtu.be/piJ-twkTq3M
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And as they saw this Peony Vision Palma said:
»You see Palmina, we have not only enemies from the church. There are also saints! »Yes, Palma, savers of the music and protectors of the children!«
(to be continued…)
**) Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino
– Wikepedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guidobaldo_II_della_Rovere,_Duke_of_Urbino
»In 1567 Guidobaldo II della Rovere, duke of Urbino, recognized Palma’s talents, supporting him for four years and sending him to Rome, where he remained until about 1572. Shedding most remnants of Roman manner after his return to Venice, Palma adopted the inescapable models and mannerisms of Tintoretto. His early biographers assert that he found a place in the ageing Titian’s workshop; when the master died, Palma stepped in to finish his last work, the Pietà in the Accademia, Venice. Palma’s first major public commission arrived after a 1577 fire in the Doge’s Palace: three scenes in its grand council hall.« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palma_il_Giovane