• The 12th century choir surmounting the martyeria 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The oval entry at the bottom of the photo leads to the martyerium. It is surmounted by an altar for contemporary worship. Above that is the 12th century choir and Baldanquin with gold crown and angels standing over the high altar.
    • 4th century mosaic of Abraham feeding the angel visitants. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      4th century mosaic as seen through the columns of the baldacchino.
    • Angel sheathing it's sword 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The angel atop Castel Sant-Angelo recalls the tradition of St. Gregory the Great who praying for the lifting of the plague of 590, saw the vison of an angel atop the fortunes Sant-Angelo, sheathing it's sword. The vision ...
    • Baroque angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The sculpture of the angel is in full relief entering the space of the worshipper.
    • The Bernini angel, left 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Bernini's model of the angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini also modeled an angel for the Castel San-Angelo which never made it to the top, but is preserved on the interior of the papal apartments
    • Close up of Apse of St. John 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      On a field of blue, the Holy Spirit and angels surround the Christus Pantocrator. On the field of gold, a bejeweled cross with a medallion head of Christ stands on a hill from which flow streams of living water at which ...
    • Close up of vault fresco 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Here the name of Jesus is all but inaccessible, hid by His light with only the cross and the perhaps an in hoc Signum, the inaccessible name being surrounded by heavenly hosts while at a greater distance mortals look on ...
    • The Ecstasy of St. Theresa 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In St. Theresa's description of her experience, she describes it as if the angel pierced her with a golden arrow.
    • Elliptical dome of S Andrea al Quirinale 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Surrounding the lantern at the apex of the dome are a group of angels looking down upon the worshippers.
    • Elliptical dome of S Andrea al Quirinale 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In a bit of friendly whimsy many of the angels seem extremely friendly where as the two in the upper right seem about to kiss while in true baroque fashion, two are about to climb over the rim of the lantern.
    • Interior of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      One of the few even modestly gothic churches of Rome. The church maintains a frescoed ceiling representing the heavens and including the angels of heaven, dating from 19th century restorations of the original.
    • Papal insignia surrounded by angels over the exit of Saint Andrea Quirinale 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Another baroque triumph by Bernini.
    • Ponte S Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Close up of the angel barring Christ's crown of thrones. Each of the angles carrying a symbol of Christ's Passion.
    • Ponte S Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini did the designs for the angles which gave the bridge it's name with their execution by his students (1669). The castle S Angelo looms at the head of the bridge.
    • Ponte S Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      This angel holds the "Flagella" with which Christ was scourged.
    • Props for the nativity tableau 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One of the most popular presentations was the Christmas nativity, which included not only Mary, Joseph, and animals but also living, flying angels.
    • The right Bernini angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Sculpture by Bernini in the Chigi chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Daniel being transported by an angel by the hair of his head (1655).
    • The Sistine Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      On the ceiling cycle of prophets and sybils by Michelangelo is the prophet Ezekiel with the angel delivering God's word.