Pietà – ‘The Pity’

On Holy Saturday we have the third instalment of our four-part art and culture series 'The Art of Holy Week' - Michelangelo's famous and profoundly beautiful Pietà.

On this day, 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. Do check the parish site: