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Jean Restout - Pentecost, painted for the refectory of the abbey of Saint-Denis (near Paris)
Source: Jean Restout, “Pentecost, painted for the refectory of the abbey of Saint-Denis (near Paris),” 1732, oil on canvas, 4.65 × 7.78 m, accession number INV. 20303, Musée du Louvre, Paris.

SPEAK, IF YOU ARE SO MOVED

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
—Saint Teresa of Ávila1

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1This quotation, attributed to Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and Counter-Reformation iconoclast, Saint Teresa of Ávila, cannot be found in her writings. Its source here is the epigraph chosen by American author Truman Capote for his book, Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel, published posthumously at London by Hamish Hamilton in 1986.