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  • Closed: Thu 23 May 2013, 11:17 am
Listing #: 593886694
Framed religious print of St Fabiola 56.5 x 45 cms.
Sticker on back reads:
Serie Grandi Maestri N.77 Fabiola (J Henner)
Not glass fronted.
Wooden frame has some wear otherwise in good condition.

Fabiola had been married to a man who led so vicious a life that to live with him was impossible. She divorced him according to Roman law and, contrary to the Church, she entered upon a second union before her first husband died.
When her 2nd husband died, she entered a life of renunciation and labour for others. She did public penance for her sin, which made a great impression upon the Christian population of Rome. The pope received her again into the Church.
Fabiola now devoted her immense wealth to the poor and sick. She erected a hospital at Rome, and cared for patients, even those afflicted with repulsive wounds and sores. Besides this she gave large sums to the churches and religious communities in Italy. All her interests were centered on the needs of the Church and the care of the poor and suffering.
In 395 she went to Bethlehem, where she lived in the hospice of the convent directed by Saint Paula and applied herself, under the direction of St. Jerome, with the greatest zeal to the study and contemplation of the Scriptures and to ascetic exercises. An incursion of the Huns and the quarrel which broke out between Jerome and John II, Bishop of Jerusalem made residence in Bethlehem unpleasant for her and she returned to Rome.
She remained in correspondence with St. Jerome, who at her request wrote a treatise on the priesthood of Aaron and the priestly dress. At Rome, Fabiola united with the former senator Saint Pammachius in carrying out a great charitable undertaking; together they erected at Portus a large hospice for pilgrims coming to Rome. Fabiola also continued her usual personal labours in aid of the poor and sick until her death on 27 December of 399 or 400.

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Item will be well & carefully packaged but post is at buyers risk.

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  • Seller location: Kerikeri, Northland, NZ

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Closes: Thu 23 May, 11:17 am. 2013 This auction used auto-extend.