Non-Dome Above St. Robert

It's just a painting on the flat ceiling that looks like a dome.

It would have been too much to hope that the Lord would give us a second St. Thomas Aquinas, just when we needed him. But He did: St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.

St. Robert died 390 years ago today, after having made mincemeat out of every false Protestant doctrine.

The saint’s mortal remains lie in the south transept of the church of St. Ignatius in Rome. Most churches in the city lift Roman domes into the sky. The church of St. Ignatius does not, but you think it does.

These Jesuits are full of neat tricks.