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Scene from the Life of St Benedict: the Poisoned Cup of Wine,  by Philippe de Champaigne, Oil on canvas Painted 1645 © Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Scene from the Life of St Benedict: the Poisoned Cup of Wine, by Philippe de Champaigne, Oil on canvas Painted 1645 © Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Gospel of 11th July 2019 - Matthew 19: 27-29

Peter spoke to Jesus. 'What about us?' he said. 'We have left everything and followed you. What are we to have, then?' Jesus said to him, 'I tell you solemnly, when all is made new and the Son of Man sits on his throne of glory, you will yourselves sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or land for the sake of my name will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life.'

Reflection on the Painting

Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Benedict. He was born circa 480AD to a wealthy family in the region of Umbria in Italy. After a young life of privilege and decadence he met a monk called Romanus Subiaco, who convinced him to change his ways and to live alone in a cave near Subiaco's monastery for three years.. to read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/108


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