07 works, Today, December 3rd, is Saint John the Silent’s day, his story, illustrated #336

Unknown artist
Savior’s Good Silence
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks
I have no further description, at this time

Saint John the Silent (c. January 8, 454 — c. 558), also known as St John the Hesychast. John was born in 454 AD in Nicopolis, Armenia. He came from a family of mainly generals and governors. His parents died when he was 18 and he built a monastery where he stayed with 10 young monks. Under John’s direction, they led a life of hard work and devotion…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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