Feast of St. George – April 23
St. George was a courageous soldier in the Roman army under the Guard of Diocletian. St. George turned against Diocletian in defense of Christianity; this led to St. George’s persecution, torture– which ended in his beheading in A.D. 304.
Many cities and countries proudly honor the patronage of Saint George.
We pray to Our Lord, for the intercession of St. George during these dark times– in defense of Holy Mother Church and Christendom.
The painting presented below, titled St. George on Horseback, is the masterpiece of Mattia Preti (painted circa 1658) and is part of the extraordinary art collection found at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta.
St. Johns Co-Cathedral (Maltese: Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann) was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John, known as the Knights of Malta. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar (Girolamo Cassar) who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe and one of the world’s great cathedrals. (Wikipedia).
St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta
Interior of St. John’s Co-CathedralEmbed from Getty Images
Valletta, MaltaEmbed from Getty Images
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