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Take the steps downstairs, half way down the stairs to the Chapel on the first floor. The chapel was built by Sir John Towneley in the first quarter of the 16th century on a different site by the corner of the South wing. At the beginning of the 18th century Towneley Hall formed a complete quadrangel but according to family tradition around 1711 the chapel was moved and “placed with a religious reverence in their present situation, the stonework wainscot and everything to which the effects of consecration could be supposed to extend having been preserved entire”. As recusants the Towneleys had suffered heavy fines and imprisonment for their catholic faith and this reverence for ancient woodwork is seen in other Lancashire Catholic families. The ancient chapel with its everlasting light which remained until the time of Lady O’Hagen in the late 19th century must have meant a lot to them. From the time of Elizabeth I until 1819 there was no other Catholic place of worship of many miles and the chapel was open to all local Catholics, despite legal restrictions. Behind the font is a small cupboard in the panelling. Until 1901 this held the head of Colonel Francis Towneley the rebel Jacobite leader, who was hung drawn and quartered in London and whose head was displayed on Temple Bar in 1746. According to tradition the altar-piece was installed by Charles Towneley the collector, presumably during the Napoleonic wars. It was made in Antwerp between 1520 and 1525. It was removed by the family shortly after 1896 and was eventually installed in the convent of Notre Dame, Ashdown Park. The altarpiece returned to Towneley in 1968 and since 1969 the Towneley family have held a private mass on All Hallows Eve each year. The original altar-rail is now in Towneley Chapel in St. Peter’s Church, Burnley. The oak door, with its carved panels of strapwork, fruit and foliage, bears the initials of John Towneley and his wife and cousin, Mary, who were married in 1556. The chancel has blind Gothic tracery with a running vine border; the panelled ceiling bears the initials of members of Sir John’s family. Above the sacristy door are the arms and initials of Richard Towneley and his wife, Jane Assheton of Lever and the date 1601. They were married in 1594 and the date on the panel may commemorate a deed of entail (that is a special family will) his father made in that year, a year and a day after the birth of their second son Charles. The Gothic font cover dates from the fifteenth century and came from Scarisbrick Hall, Lancashire. The fifteenth-century oak chest is said to have come from Manchester Cathedral. These and other items of furniture were introduced to furnish the chapel in the 20th century. We will visit, The Family Dining-Room and Exhibition Room next…
“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?
For ages this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one. Metaphysical proofs are, however, not the only ones which we are able to bring forth in support of this idea. Science, too, recognizes this connectedness of separate individuals, though not quite in the same sense as it admits that the suns, planets, and moons of a constellation are one body, and there can be no doubt that it will be experimentally confirmed in times to come, when our means and methods for investigating psychical and other states and phenomena shall have been brought to great perfection. Still more: this one human being lives on and on. The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. Therein lies the profound difference between the individual and the whole.”
— Nikola Tesla
Triumph Upright-Description Of The Card: A sense of expansion and hope. Triumph after difficulties. Feeling loved and supported by the Universe. A happy ending to a phase of life. Experiencing the world through Travel and Communication. Career expansion. Encountering the Divinity of the world around us.
Triumph Upright-Interpretation Of The Card: This is an absolutely fabulous card! It is a life affirming energy that speaks straight to the soul. It is the Spirit speaking to you and giving you peace in the future to come. Overwhelming hope and expansion. Old difficulties fading away and being replaced with renewed hope in the future. A sense of the whole Universe is on your side and rooting you forward. A happy closure to a life change. This could be children going off to college, a new marriage, a new love, new babies, a degree from college or a new career. There is also a need to travel and communicate with others from around the world and learning from others and their cultures. This card also speaks of personal encounters with God, The Spirit, The Universe. This is an all-inclusive card that brings great Love, Life, Healing and Understanding. Immerse yourself in this life expanding energy, enjoy it and grow!
For those who have requested my availability today. I will be available for readings until 11:00PM, eastern time today. Go to my website to arrange an appointment with me. queenofhearts58.com Much love and light to you and have a blessed day! Queen Of Hearts
The Whalley Abbey Vestments on display outside the chapel are traditionally said to have been brought to Towneley Hall for safe keeping by Sir John Towneley at the dissolution of Whalley Abbey in 1536. They were removed in 1902 but returned in 1922 after being bought at auction by Burnley Corporation. There is a chasuble and maniple and one dalmatic. A second matching dalmatic from the same source is in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow and together they form the only surviving complete set of medieval English High Mass vestments. The Whalley Abbey Vestments date from 1390-1420. They are of Italian cloth-of gold with a pattern of strawberries. The broad bands, known as orphreys, contain the finest English embroidery and display the Life of the Virgin. Look closely and you will see different techniques: couch stitch, knots to represent beards and raised fluffy areas for fur. The dalmatics, worn by the deacons, display the early part of the story whilst the scenes of Christ’s infancy are reserved for the priest’s chasuble. The climax of this sequence, the scene of the Virgin and Child enthroned flanked by the Shepherds and the Three Wise Men, occupies the most prominent position on the arms of the orphrey cross on the rear of the chasuble. They would form a focus during the high point of the Mass when the priest stood at the altar with his back to the congregation. Next stop..The Chapel..
“When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Maya Angelou