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Vision of the Blessed Virgin to Isaiah and David
Birth of Mary
Presentation of Mary
Marriage of Joseph and Mary
The Annunciation
The Visitation
Birth of Jesus
Adoration by the Magi
The Presentation of Jesus
The Flight into Egypt
Jesus teaching in the Temple
Wedding at Cana
St. Benedict's Conversation with St. Scholastica
The Funeral of St. Scholastica
Death of St. Benedict
The Ascent of St. Benedict
Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion
Descent from the Cross
Pentecost
The Dormition of Mary
The Coronation
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The Wedding at CanaWedding at Cana

Garlands of roses, lilies, and daisies hanging between the pillars of "The Wedding Feast at Cana" panel connect this mural with the preceding panel's garlands. As in the preceding panel, Jesus sits before a pillar. He shares the spot just off center with the wedding couple and his mother. The bright haloes of Mary and Joseph add weight to their side of the panel, offsetting the imbalance of the composition.

The central figures of Jesus and the wedding couple are balanced on one side by Mary, whispering to Jesus that the wine has given out, and on the opposite side a servant whispering the same to the steward.

Jesus raises his hands in blessing, transforming the water poured by the other servant (portrayed as an African-American). This fresco unites all of the narrative elements of the story in once composition.