Memories of Italy: Women in Ravenna Mosaics

Apr 16, 2020 375

BY: Catherine Tsounis

Mosaics are amazing in Ravenna. Women and their influence are scenes in the Byzantine mosaics. “Women never betrayed their identity as guardians of life, because none of them has been an accomplice to the crucifixion of Jesus (not even Pilate’s wife),” explained Lorenzo Ghizzoni, Archbishop of Ravenna-Cervia.

“They had the courage to remain at the foot of the cross until the very end, because a women’s love can overcome fear for her own fate…. The church is born only if women believers can contribute.” I find this viewpoint of the importance of women inspiring in 2020

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