Lunch with Pope Sixtus V

The Missionaries of Mercy taking a lunch break in the Apostolic Palace of Sixtus V.

This must have been completed minutes before Sixtus V died, just before that decree about that Bible could go into effect. Haha!

Anyone have a comment on this?

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  1. Aussie Mum

    Pope Sixtus V would seem to have meant well but his attempt at revising the Latin Vulgate was not sound. St Robert Bellarmine corrected Sixtus’ translation after his death and said that it was what the pope intended. As for the painting of Our Lady, it brings to mind her title of “Mother of the Church” because she is embracing in her left arm what looks like a small replica of a church and holding out the papal tiara and keys in her right hand. Since it has been painted in the Apostolic palace of Sixtus V, perhaps it is meant to convey that the Blessed Mother will not allow a pope’s mistakes to harm the Church.

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