'St. Peter's - Guide to Basilica and Square'
On the right of the main entrance is the fourth door, made by Venanzio
Crocetti (1965), called the "Door of the Sacraments". It is 7.43 m. high
and 3.80 m. wide, and consists of two leaves of four panels each. These
show the seven sacraments, signs of the faith and sources of grace, actions
with which Jesus saves us. In the panels on the left: the angel announces
the grace of the sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation and Penance; in the
panels on the right: the Eucharist, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing
of the Sick.
'St. Peter's Basilica - A Virtual Tour' by Our Sunday Visitor
In 1966 he (Paul VI) also inaugurated the Door of Sacraments, completed
by Venanzio Crocetti after 13 years of work, with eight panels, framed
like paintings, each representing the celebration of every Sacrament.
Complying with the balanced distribution of the equal-sized compartments,
the artist created a plastic and expressive decorum and a simple narrative
style, based on familiar, contemporary, everyday events.