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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:34 PM

Stepping inside art with Sister Wendy



"The Mystic Nativity" (1500) by Sandro Botticelli (Courtesy of Orbis Books)

by Arthur Jones | Dec. 26, 2012

SISTER WENDY’S BIBLE TREASURY: STORIES AND WISDOM THROUGH THE EYES OF GREAT PAINTERS
By Sr. Wendy Beckett
Published by Orbis, $35

She’s a nun who wears a traditional habit and lives in a caravan (“trailer” in U.S. terminology) on the grounds of a Carmelite monastery in Norfolk, England. And she and the National Catholic Reporter have had a requited platonic love affair for years. She is, of course, Sr. Wendy Beckett.

Since the 1990s, the South African-born, Edinburgh, Scotland-reared (her father was a doctor) nun has also enchanted millions though her BBC series on art and her books on art.

First the facts, then the romance.

http://ncronline.org/books/2012/12/stepping-inside-art-sister-wendy

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