Monday, February 21, 2011

Cappuccini

Livorno, chiesa della Santissima TrinitàA building on the right of the “Chiesa della Santissima Trinità”, the church of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin in Livorno.Cross with crossed arms, LivornoThe Franciscan symbol of the “crossed arms” depicts the bare arm of Jesus and the arm of Saint Francis, sleeved by his habit, crossed over the cross. Capuchins are members of the Franciscan Family. The world famous “cappuccino” takes its name from the Capuchin friars, “Cappuccini” in Italian, referring to the color of their habit.

See also: Santissima Trinità

18 comments:

Birdman said...

That reminds me I need a cup of coffee now.

Gunn said...

I have learnt something new!:)
I will think about it when I have a "cappuccino" later.
Anyway, congratulations to you! Please take a look at my latest blog post.

Randy said...

I love the color of the building and now that you brought it up I could use a Carmel Cappuccino right now! Interesting history of the word.

Kate said...

Thanks for the background information on the symbol. Interesting!!

Theanne and Baron said...

Interesting to learn about the history behind the drink Cappucino...thanks for sharing!

Farmchick said...

Once again I have learned something here. I like the two hands in the second photo.

Luis Gomez said...

These are very nice VP. I had my first communion at a Franciscan Church. I had not seen symbol in a very long time. Nice memories. Thank you.

Jack said...

The explanation of the two crossed arms was new to me. Once more, I have learned something new from my CDP blogger friends.

Leif Hagen said...

A lovely church with heavenly details! Like Jack of Hartford CDP, I also enjoy learning new things from my CDP buddies!

cieldequimper said...

Looks like one arm is behind the cross while the other is before it. I didn't know the origin of cappuccino and wouldn't have imagined it at all!

Dina said...

Such a nice picture, that top one.

So Cappuccini refers to the COLOR of their habits. Aha! Interesting.

Dina said...

Ciel makes a good point. Now I start to wonder when/why the arms are shown as touching and when they are on different sides of the cross.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the explanations, VP! I know about the existence of the franciscans and other friar orders but not details.

joo said...

Nice building, and I also love the symbol.

Francisca said...

Well, that is news to me, about the etymology of cappuccino! Again an interesting post.

Linda said...

That has to be my learning point of the year - now I shall feel very educated and superior knowing the origin of cappuccino!

JM said...

Lovely composition on top.

By the way, I almost forgot, you don't need to ask if you can use any pic on the BoB blog, feel free to do it, OK?

VP said...

@ JM - Thanks!