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CARAVAGGIO’S SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY

February 8th 2020

“The Seven Acts of Mercy”, Caravaggio, 1606/07, Chiesa Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples. Shortly after his arrival in Naples Caravaggio was commissioned to paint a Madonna of Mercy for the newly built Church of the Pio Monte della Misericordia.  Mary

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MANTEGNA’S PRESENTATION

February 1st 2020

“The Presentation of Christ in the Temple”, Andrea Mantegna, c.1454, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche, Museen su Berlin.  It is accepted that this painting dates from around the time of Mantegna’s marriage to Nicolosia Bellini and before he left Padua.  The two figures,

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Winifred Nicholson’s Cyclamen and Primula

January 27th 2020

“Cyclamen and Primula”, Winifred Nicholson, c.1923, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.  The artists Winfred Roberts and Ben Nicholson were married in London in 1920. This picture dates from the first few winters which were spent painting in Switzerland. Ben had bought her

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CARAVAGGIO’S CONVERSION OF ST PAUL

January 21st 2020

“The Conversion of St Paul”, Caravaggio, 1602, Santa Maria Del Popolo, Rome.  The scenes from the life of St Matthew in Rome’s San Luigi Francesi made Caravaggio famous.  He was about 27.  Within months,  the very eminent Tiberio Cerasi, Treasuer

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FUNDRAISING FOR ST CATHARINE’S

January 11th 2020

The 9 O’Clock Mass Congregation fundraising event raised   £1,342.88. This includes the auction of icons which, when all funds, are collected will have raised £579.   The collections taken up after Mass came to £1, 093.92.  The CSU Carol

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JACOPO BASSANO’S ADORATION OF THE KINGS

January 4th 2020

“The Adoration of the Kings”, Jacopo Bassano, 1542, National Galleries Of Scotland.  We see the Holy Family with their haloes on the left. A beam of light from the star can just be seen above them.  These are the only

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FLIGHT INTO EGYPT BY JACOPO BASSANO

December 28th 2019

“Flight into Egypt”, Jacopo Bassano, c.1544, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.  The Holy Family is on the move.  Behind them is the familiar landscape of Bassano del Grappa where the artist lived.  But here they are led by an angel and

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CIMA’S VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH STS JEROME AND ST LOUIS OF TOULOUSE

December 21st 2019

“Virgin and Child with Sts Jerome and St Louis of Toulouse” (“Madonna of the Orange Tree”) 1496- 98,  Cima da Conegliano,  Accademia, Venice.  When I saw this painting recently on a visit to Venice, I was struck by the similarities

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CIMA DA CONEGLIANO’S REST ON THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT WITH SAINTS JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ST LUCY

December 14th 2019

“Rest on the Flight into Egypt with Sts John the Baptist and St Lucy”, 1496 – 98, Cima da Conegliano, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon.  This artist is known for his altarpieces but at 53.9 cm X 71.6cm this painting must

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CARAVAGGIO’S BURIAL OF ST LUCY

December 7th 2019

“Burial of St Lucy” 1608, Caravaggio, Chiesa de Santa Lucia alla Badia, Syracuse. The two grave diggers, the soldier and the mitred bishop are far larger than the central group of mourners.  With this deliberate distortion,  they both frame and

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Edinburgh Catholic Chaplaincy

The Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.

The Catholic Chaplaincy is also a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh (the Parish of St Albert the Great) and all Catholic students and staff are automatically members of this parish.

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