St Lucy – A Saint of the Roman Canon and Caravaggio’s Greatest Painting

Posted December 13, 2017 10:51 pm by David Clayton

St Lucy – A Saint of the Roman Canon and Caravaggio’s Greatest Painting

St Lucy is a Saint of the 3rd century, a virgin martyr who was venerated from the moment of her death and whose feast is celebrated on December 13th in both East and West. An account of her life can be found here.As with all worthy images intended for use in worship, we see in this portrayal of her by the great 18th century Venetian Tiepolo an account of her story and the characteristics that identify her uniquely. She is shown receiving her final Holy Communion; the instrument of her impending death, the dagger by which she was stabbed in

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