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Tarot of the Saints Wrap-Up

April 1st, 2010 It’s a very human thing to want to wrap things nicely, so here are my observations: It was never my intention to study the entire deck, I was merely curious about St. Helena, but then carried on. … Continue reading

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XX – St. Gabriel – Judgement

I got a bit confused about archangels being Saints with this card. Strange, but it was never something I questioned with St. Michael. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints explains it this way: From the beginning of Christian history, veneration of … Continue reading

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XVII – St. Therese – The Star

UPDATE: As someone pointed out to me in the comments section, I mixed up my Saints. Place has a quote by the St. Teresa of Avila before he does his write-up for St. Therese of Lisieux. Frankly, I think given the education … Continue reading

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XVI – St. Barbara – The Tower

Saint Barbara is another Saint who was deemed a myth and thus removed from the Church calendar in 1968. Her story has always reminded me of the story of Perseus and Danae in Greek mythology, so that’s my opinion of … Continue reading

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St. Jude – King of Coins

“Thanks to St. Jude for favours received” was in constant evidence in the personal ads in the local paper I read when young. I always wondered what that meant, it seemed so mysterious to a non-Catholic. My only other reference … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth – Queen of Coins

This is St. Elizabeth of Hungary, the daughter of the King of Hungary in the early 13th century. Her mother was German and was murdered by Hungarian nobles in what is described as a hate crime. Elizabeth was a serious … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence – Knight of Coins

St. Lawrence is carrying a metal grate or gridiron which reminds me of the torture of poor St. Blandina and the martyrs of Lyons. In our current society I hear of shootings, massacres, and death frequently, but this prevalent violence … Continue reading

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