Catholic Art

Fra Angelico’s Beautiful Image of St. Lawrence

Fra Angelico painted (fresco) this image between 1447 – 1449. It is found in the Vatican. It is approximately 9 by 7 feet and portrays the deacon, St. Lawrence, distributing the Church’s monies to the poor of Rome.

St. Lawrence is wearing a beautiful rose colored dalmatic A dalmatic is the outer garment that is worn over an alb, stole, and cincture.  The dalmatic represents the deacon’s service to his bishop. It is only worn during the celebration of Holy Mass. St. Lawrence was martyred on August 10, 257.

If you are interested in a more detailed review of the history of St. Lawrence  please refer to my post of August 10, 2020 entitled “St. Lawrence – Deacon and Martyr.” Thanks.

(This post was edited on August 10, 2020).

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