Tag Archives: Voices of Saints

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. 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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Tarot of the Saints Study

I am not Catholic, but nonetheless remain devoted to Church history and the Saints. Author Anneli Rufus wrote a wonderful book called Magnificent Corpses about reliquaries in Europe and her life-long fascination with Saints, even though she is Jewish. Her … Continue reading

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