"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feast of St. Peter Martyr

In the traditional calendar this day belongs to St. Peter of Verona, my namessake and patron, and I continue to honor him on this day. After the reform of the Roman calendar, St. Catherine of Siena was given prominence. Pity.
Art: Fra Bartolomeo: Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola in the guise of Saint Peter the Martyr Firenze, Museo di S. Marco.

1 comment:

  1. David9:34 AM

    Ah two men whom I admire very much: Savanarola and Peter Martyr. How wonderful to see them "combined" in this portrait. Interesting fact: did you know that Peter Martyr's murderer ended up a repentant Dominican lay brother who died with a reputation for sanctity? I bet you knew that because it seems like you know all kinds of facts and trivia and things.

    How is it that he became your patron and namesake? Mind me asking?


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