A Parish Visitation

Book Title: Sacrarvm caeremoniarvm sive Ritvvm ecclesiasticorvm S. Rom. ecclesiae. : libri tres

Author: Patrizi Piccolomini, Agostino, ca. 1435-1496

Image Title: A Parish Visitation

Description: This engraving illustrates the visit of a Roman bishop to a parish church. While visiting, he gives the local congregation a solemn blessing and, during the liturgy, tells them the reasons why he has come to see them (e.g., to ascertain whether or not the local church is being well governed, to perform the sacrament of confirmation, and so on). The image in flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, standing over eagles and holding snakes.

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