When they heard these things, they became enraged and ground their teeth at Stephen. Read More »
And Saul approved of their killing him. That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. Devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. Read More »
Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and others of those from Cilicia and Asia, stood up and argued with Stephen. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke. Read More »
In 1305, the wealthy banker and merchant Enrico Scrovegni dedicated a new chapel, dedicated to the Virgin of Charity, on the site of an old Roman arena in Padua, Italy. The frescoes, by Giotto di Bondone, cover the life of the Virgin Mary and the life of Christ.