"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint... my mouth is dried up like a potsherd ... they pierce my hands and my feet...my bones are on display...people stare and gloat over me." Psalm 22 Peter O' Neill gallery
The spiritual power emanating from the Apostle Peter was so strong that even his shadow moved to those lying on the street sick and healed them. This message was written shortly before the martyrdom of the Apostle Peter: "I know that soon I must leave off this my tabernacle (body), as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me." At the end of his life, the Apostle Peter went back to Rome where he was martyred in '67 by crucifixion upside down.
31. Crucifixión de San Pedro. PLENO TENEBRISMO de Caravaggio optó por llevar a representación del martirio lo esencial, en un clima además, humilde y popular, donde tres esbirros tratan de subir con gran esfuerzo la Cruz en la que Pedro acaba de ser clavado. El pintor ha querido centrar el interés en el intenso dolor humano que sintió San Pedro en el martirio, la luz deja de ser un elemento más de la composición, como la forma o el color, para convertirse en la esencia misma.
The jail cell of St Peter and Paul before their executions. They baptized fellow prisoners and their guards here. Located underground at the mermitime museum near the roman forum over 2500 years old, it was perhaps originally a sistern. Said to be the place where Paul wrote his letters to the Ephesians. Take a container to take water from the adjacent holy spring, thought to be the source of the baptism water for the jailers.