The Painting of the Christ Child asleep on the Cross

On 8 December 2017, the Provincial Superior of the MAPRÆS Province, Fr. Luigi Vaninetti, consigned to the Superior General, Fr. Joachim Rego, the historic painting of the Christ Child asleep on the Cross (oil painting on canvas, 54 x 41.4 cm.). St. Paul of the Cross had this painting for more than 25 years in his room in the monastery of Vetralla (Italy), and then from 1773 until his death in 1775 in his room at Sts. John and Paul in Rome.  The painting, which was kept in the community of the Scala Santa (Rome) for numerous years, will now be placed once again in the recently restored room of the Founder at Saints John and Paul, further enriching his presence in this significant place for the whole Congregation.

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