Friday, July 2, 2021

The Calling of Saint Matthew



Our Gospel reading today reminds us of The Calling of Saint Matthew. It is a masterpiece by Caravaggio, depicting the moment at which Jesus Christ inspires Matthew to follow him. 

It was completed probably around 1599–1600 in Rome. It hangs alongside two other paintings of Matthew by Caravaggio, The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew (painted around the same time as the Calling) and The Inspiration of Saint Matthew (1602).