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St Ambrose had to be “corrected” by Pope Urban VIII. The ‘Iste confessor’ was greatly altered and the hymn for the Dedication of a Church—which no one ought to have touched—was in fact completely recast in a new meter. Singular demand, made by the taste of that particular epoch!
— Re: The hymn revisions of Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644)

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“The Journey of the Magi”
published 26 December 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed

THIS SCENE, by a fifteenth-century painter—Stefano di Giovanni—shows the three magi journeying to Bethlehem to worship Christ. It is a fragment from a small altarpiece showing the Adoration of the Magi.

524 Sassetta


Originally, the star was shown above the tiled roof of the stable. The fur-lined hat worn by the magus in pink was inspired by the visit to Siena in 1432 of King Sigismund of Hungary. The picture may date about 1433AD.