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The Mystical Communion of St Catherine


RCIN 905086

Around 1578 Giovanni de’ Vecchi painted a fresco cycle on the life of St Catherine of Siena in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, where the saint had been buried in 1380. Here, a priest searches an altar for a Eucharist that had miraculously vanished, while Catherine receives this Eucharist from Christ himself. In the distance, supplicants gather around Catherine’s body on its bier. No. 27

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