The words in his pocket

Oh let men, overcoming individual and national egoisms, recognise themselves as brothers, may they refrain from discord, may they love and help one another…

Words on the back of the prayer card in the pocket of Domenico Chiocchetti, the prisoner of war artist of Orkney’s Italian Chapel. On the front was the image of the Madonna which he recreated behind the altar.

The Madonna painted by Domenico Chiocchetti -  photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

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