The Defenders Of The Eucharist – Peter Paul Ruben – 1625


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In the early part of the 1600’s, certain factions of the Church refuted the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. As a response and defense of the Real Presence, Peter Paul Ruben painted The Defenders of the Eucharist to inspire his fellow Catholics to hold fast to the authentic teachings of the truth and maintain their belief in the Real Presence of Christ. Depicted saints include: St. Jerome, St. Norbert, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Gregory, St. Ambrose, and St. Augustine.

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