THE ALTARPIECE: Marguerite often told the story of how the Holy Cross Fathers offered her the old altarpiece from St Birgitta’s House on the Piazza Farnese in Rome. They had a residence there for a while in the 19th century. Somehow, they took the painting and a few other bits of grill (?) to Notre Dame U in Indiana, and they now felt that the picture should be back in a Birgittine house. It was returned very soon after the Sisters arrived. Beyond that, I know little else. In my BIRGITTA bibliography, I list some writings of the 19th -cent Catholic (convert, I think) ELIZA ALLEN STARR, who writes about St Birgitta and mentions seeing “grills” at Notre Dame.
Notes from Dr. Albert Ryle Kezel email of July 28, 2019