Models of Church History

After taking the class, History of the Catholic Church, I was very interested at how artists portrayed various religious figures. Some are from the time of Jesus. some have had major influences on the teachings of the Church, and some have modeled their life after certain aspects of Christ's life, from crucifixion to preaching to contemplation. Two of these have a personal connection with me. One is my middle name, and another one was my research topic for my class. I hope to portray the significance of all these religious figures so people can appreciate what they have done to strengthen my faith and the faith of Catholics around the world. All of these works of art are two dimensional paintings except the last one is a sculpture. 

St. Francis started the Capuchins, a religious order to which my uncle belongs. He believed that poverty, chastity, and obedience were three rules to follow to follow Christ. He received the stigmata.
St. Peter was the apostle to which Jesus gave the keys to Heaven. Peter is also my middle name. He was crucified upside down because he was unworthy to die the same way as Christ.
Saint Augustine had the most influential conversion in the early Church. He is seen here with St. Ambrose, his mentor, and St. Monica, his mother. These two had influenced his becoming Christian.
St. Thomas Aquinas's "Summa Theologica" has had the greatest influence of Church teaching besides the Bible. He was the first to establish systematic theology through his teaching and writing.
St. John the Baptist was the predecessor of Jesus Christ. He saw how great Jesus was that "he was not able to untie his sandals." St. Stephen was the first martyr, and both were beheaded for the faith
Jesus being baptized by John was a significant step for Christ's ministry. One can see the Father's hands, the Holy Spirit (dove), and Jesus in a line. This symbolizes the Trinity between them.
St. Jerome was a master of languages. He is seen translating the Bible from Hebrew and Greek to Latin. He is also seen with the Virgin Mary because he wrote passages on her virginity.
Charlemagne was a Frankish king who spread Catholicism across Europe as a result of conquering others. He had schools, libraries, and churches built. The pope crowned him emperor of the Roman empire.
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