Initial P with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr


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Saint Peter Martyr, a hero of the Dominican order who was murdered by heretics in 1253, was named a saint within two weeks! When the Dominicans established their liturgy three years later, the feast of Saint Peter Martyr was an integral part of it.

Initial P with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr, Tempera and ink on parchment, Italian

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