• Angel sheathing it's sword 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The angel atop Castel Sant-Angelo recalls the tradition of St. Gregory the Great who praying for the lifting of the plague of 590, saw the vison of an angel atop the fortunes Sant-Angelo, sheathing it's sword. The vision ...
    • The martyrdom of St. Paul 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      As a Roman citizen Paul would not be subject to crucifixion but rather died a martyr through decapitation by sword (lower right). In the upper center right Paul receives the martyrs crown as he ascends on high.