February 18 is the feast of Blessed Fra Angelico.
Fra Angelico's grave stone in the Dominican Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva (
) the epitaph says: Rome
When singing my praise, don't liken my talents to those of Apelles. Say, rather, that, in the name of Christ, I gave all I had to the poor. The deeds that count on Earth are not the ones that count in Heaven. I, Giovanni, am the flower of
In 1982 Blessed John Paul II declared Blessed Angelico the patron of Catholic artists.