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“A Painting Reveals the Heart of Penance”: I’m in the Catholic Herald

“A Painting Reveals the Heart of Penance”: I’m in the Catholic Herald December 14, 2018

getting emotional about Spanish Counter-Reformation painting, as is my wont:

The most beautiful and insightful depiction of penance I know does not feature hairshirts, whips or tears. It does not even depict amends for any personal sin.

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