Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sant'Onofrio

The cloister of the church of Sant'Onofrio, Janiculum, Rome
The cloister of the church of Sant'Onofrio
Janiculum
Rome, April 2013

“A simple and small cloister was built in the XVth century, but for the Jubilee Year 1600 it was decorated with a long series of frescoes showing episodes from the life of the hermit St. Onophrius of Egypt; each episode is accompanied by a heading in Latin and Italian. The account of the life of St. Onophrius is almost identical to that of St. Paul the First Hermit, who also lived in the Egyptian desert.”
(Chiostro di S. Onofrio, A Rome Art Lover's Web Page)