Caravaggio, (Michelangelo Merisi) (b. 1571, Caravaggio, d. 1610, Porto Ercole)
The Conversion on the Way to Damascus
Oil on canvas, 230 x 175 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome
The Basilica of St Paul outwith the Walls is hosting a special website to mark the beginning of The Pauline Year.
The Year long celebration marks the 2000th anniversary of the birth of the "Apostle to the Gentiles"
The Basilica is the last resting place of St Paul the Apostle`s remains.
On 30th June 2008, Pope Benedict XVI will be at the Basilica to mark the beginning of the Pauline Year.
For more about the Abbey of St Paul outwith the Walls and its history, you may wish to visit the Abbey website