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Jerónimo Jacinto de Espinosa

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

The Samaritan woman at the well is an episode in the life of Jesus that appears only in the Gospel of John, in John 4:4-26. This episode takes place after the return of Jesus to Galilee. Culturally there was great enmity between the Jews and the Samaritans, who were considered a half-breed race by the Jews. According to the John 4: «Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)»

Jerónimo Jacinto de Espinosa

Saint Lawrence

Lawrence of Rome was one of the seven deacons of ancient Rome serving under Sixtus II who were martyred during the persecution of Valerian in 258. The Saint is depicted holding the gridiron of his martyrdom. Lawrence’s body was placed on it, with coals beneath the gridiron. After the martyr had suffered the pain for a long time, the legend concludes, he made his famous cheerful remark, “It is well done. Turn me over!” - From this derives his patronage of cooks and chefs.

Jerónimo Jacinto de Espinosa

Portrait of Don Felipe Vives de Cañamás y Mompalau (1634)

Don Felipe was the fifth son of the Baron of Benifairó, Don Juan Vives de Cañamás y Alpont, Viceroy of Sardinia.  Don Felipe is portrayed as a Knight of the Order of Montesa, wearing the mantle of the order and a luxurious powdered ruff.

Jerónimo Jacinto de Espinosa

The Mass of Saint Gregory

Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

Pope Gregory I is shown saying Mass just as a vision of Christ as the Man of Sorrows has appeared on the altar in front of him, in response to the Pope’s prayers for a sign to convince a doubter of the doctrine of transubstantiation.