Art in a vault in a church?


It is not unusual to find a painting of our crucified Lord inside of a church building. However, it is unusual to find one in a vault like this. Of course, few country churches can can claim to have art of such exquisite value.

This crucifixion scene was a gift from a painter to a friend.

The painter happened to be a fellow by the name of Miguel Ángel. Have you heard of him? Maybe if I tried another spelling? Michelangelo. That's right. That Michelangelo.

Here is a link to a photograph of the art itself. 

Yesterday I posted a picture of schoolgirls on the stoop of the Co-cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda (Logroño, Spain). This painting may be found inside that building, in the ambulatory behind the altar. It is open to the public (or to walkers on the Camino).

Buen caminó!


Want to try another ancient path? Join me in hiking the Jesus Trail between Nazareth and Capernaum in 2019. We will do other sightseeing in Israel-Palestine as well. This trip is facilitated by the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies and is priced at $2,588 from New York. Dates are Jan 8-16, 2019. Space is limited. For more details click here or contact me at