Paolo di Giovanni Fei, Crucifixion and Saints. Triptych with panels, 1375 – 1395, Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani
Death exerts such a disastrous dominion
that it seems absurd to suppose to suppose its defeat.
And yet thus it is in Jesus: dead, buried and then,
on the dawn of the third day, risen and glorious.
Thus it shall be with us, if we are in Him, with the faith,
in grace, when the honesty of our conduct,
grafted onto His immortal life our moral one.
The enemy, the great enemy will be conquered in the end.
(Pope Paul VI, Urbi et Orbi Message, 14 April 1968)
Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza