Sunday 13 September 2015

St Philip Stamps

To celebrate the fifth centenary of St Philip's birth, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development has issued a commemorative stamp. A small number of these are available for sale in the Porter's Lodge, on a special commemorative envelope.
The stamp reproduces within a frame of floral and geometric patterns a painting of Giuseppe Nuvolone entitled "Saint Philip Neri presented to the the Virgin by an angel", painted around 1657 and kept at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan. The stamp was designed by Luca Vangelli.