Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


This month sees the 400th anniversary of the death of the great painter and a fellow knight of Malta, Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio.

The blog Rorate Caeli has a most interesting article, and a 50-minute documentary film on his life in Milan and Rome.  It is fascinating, and it would be shame to miss it.  Click here.

Part of the film analyses the painting The Taking of Christ, pictured below, which now hangs in the National Gallery of Ireland.