Franciscan Gallery – FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE I

I. Holy Sepulchre: Heart of Christianity For a Christian, the heart of Jerusalem is the Holy Sepulchre: in this place the saving presence of God is manifested, His love for men. It is the place of the paschal mystery of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ the Lord, our Saviour. The Holy Sepulchre is […]

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Franciscan Gallery – A PALM FOR SAINT CLARE 1360

This panel illustrates an early event in Clare’s life. On Palm Sunday 1212, the bishop of Assisi handed the eighteen-year-old Clare a palm, a symbolic gesture arranged by Saint Francis. Shortly afterward, the young woman gave up her luxurious life as the daughter of a wealthy nobleman. Her hair was shorn, alluded to by the […]

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Franciscan Gallery – ICONOGRAPHY OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

Originally an Augustinian canon, saint Anthony was inspired by a group of martyred Franciscans in Morocco to join Franciscan Order in Italy, ultimately becoming an eloquent preacher against heresy. The most common representation of St Anthony of Padua portrays a young friar holding the Holy Child on his right arm, while a Holy Scriptures symbolizes […]

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Franciscan Gallery – JOSEP BENLLIURE GIL

Josep Benlliure Gil was a Spanish painter from Valencia. Having shown a remarkable talent, Josep attended the Spanish school in Rome, and from 1903 to 1913, became director of the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts, and leader of the Spanish art colony in Rome, where he performed paintings and sculptures. Benlliure was a faithful devotee […]

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