Guido Reni, The Descent of the Holy Spirit, La Discesa dello Spirito Santo, ceiling of the Hall of the Ladies (detail), 1608, fresco, Vatican Apostolic Palace, © Musei Vaticani
I must say a word also to our dear sick,
whom I see there.
You know, Jesus said:
“I hide behind them; what is done for them is done for me.”
So we venerate the Lord himself in their persons and
we hope that the Lord will be close to them, and help and sustain them.
(John Paul I – General Audience – 13 September 1978)
Under the direction of Paolo Ondarza
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