Palma – Royal Monastery of Sant Francesc (Capilla de San Berardo)

Following on from my main post about the Royal Monastery, this is the chapel of San Berardo within the church.

There’s a lot of blood and gore in the annals of religious history. This is a depiction of St. Berardo, who was canonised by Pope Sixtus VI in 1481 after dying in Morocco when trying to preach the Christian gospel. The story goes that the local Sultan told Berardo, and four other people with him who were Peter, Otto, Acursio and Adyuto, that if they converted to the Muslim faith that they would be given women and money. The five said no, so the Sultan had a blade put through the mens’ heads.

The plan of the chapel.