Join renowned art historian and spiritual guide Sister Wendy Beckett as she reflects on fourteen popular saints depicted in the works of art that highlight their lives and holiness. Bold and passionate, Sister Wendy inspires us with her insights into works both well and lesser known, as she seamlessly draws out the intricacies of artistic technique and meaning. Her gifts of interpretation, profound religiosity, and love of painting make this a timeless treasure for all who appreciate the experiential wisdom and depth of good art.
Sister Wendy Beckett is an English hermit and art expert. In the 1990s she was featured in a BBC documentary series on art history. Beckett entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1946 and graduated from Oxford University in 1953. She now lives under the protection of the Carmelite nuns at their monastery at Quidenham, Norfolk, where she leads a life of solitude and prayer, allotting two hours of work each day to earn her living.
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