Friday, August 27, 2010

St Monica

Saint Monica - Ary Schefer

1 comment:

Ivan said...

What a lovely painting this is. The mother faithful as ever, appealing to God. The son somewhat doubtful, but going along to make his mother happy. Personally, I have come round to the conclusion that St Augustine wanted to be free of family encumberances in order to pursue his vocation. St Monica or no, he could have regularised his relationship with his concubine and kept his family. It reminds me of Albert Einstien sending his wife Mileva and children away after he became famous.