At the Foot of the Cross: Pietà – ‘The Pity’

We arrive at Holy Saturday and the third instalment of our four-part art and culture series 'At the Foot of the Cross'. Today Michaelangelo's famous and profoundly beautiful Pietà.

Today we stand in awe in St Peter’s basilica in front of the beautiful sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti – the ‘Pietà’ – crafted around 1498.

First we get a passionate narrative on the piece from from London-based gallery guide and art aficionado Lynne Hanley. More about Lynne here:

Then we get the “Priest’s Perspective” from the knowledgeable and engaging Fr Christopher Whitehead – priest of St John the Evangelist Church in Bath. Fr Christopher also provides a beautifully broadcast live Catholic Mass in these COVID-19 pandemic times so do check the parish site: