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Love either rises or falls. With honest love we rise to God; with dishonest love we fall into the pit.
(En. in ps. 122, 1)
Habits support the intelligence just as a way of living leads to a way of life.
(In Io. Ev. XVIII, 7)
Do not despair, you who are blind. Come close to him, and you will be healed. You who are blind, come close to him and you will be illuminated.
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Caravaggio on Augustine


United Kingdom
A new discovery of an old work of art.

Art experts have determined that a painting of Saint Augustine recently found in a private collection in Britain is actually a work of the famous artist Caravaggio. The painting is a rediscovery from the collection of the artist’s patrons, Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani and his brother Marchese Vincenzo. A label tucked in the back of the stretcher revealed the name of the heir to the collection in the nineteenth century.

The painting has been requested for the exhibition Roma al tempo di Caravaggio at Palazzo Venezia, Rome, from November 10, 2011 to February 5, 2012.

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