«« Love in the Nation of Ulysses, Saint Blaise

41 1/2 x 57, oil on canvas, 2009        sold

Blaise was so sweet, holy and humble in manners that the Christian men of Cappadocia of the city of Sebaste chose him to be a bishop.  When he was bishop he saw that Diocletian, the emperor, made so many persecutions of Christian men that Blaise left the city to dwell in a hermitage where the birds of heaven brought him meat to eat.  It seemed that these birds came to serve him and accompany him and would not depart from him until he had lifted up his hands and blessed them.