Saved by beauty

I believe it was Dostoevsky who said that we will be saved by beauty.

Today is the feast of Fra Angelico, famous for his frescoes in the Dominican friary of San Marco in Florence, which has been one of the highlightts of my trip to Italy.

What impressed me in San Marco is how he brought to each room an event in the life of Christ, as well as some reminder of the saints, especially those of the Order of Preachers.

He also, at least in the Annunciation fresco, added elements that the friars would encounter in their daily lives.

Our call is read the scriptures in the light of our lives, illuminated by the lives of the witnesses of faith who haves gone before us.

Fra Angelico has done this for me.


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