All the Saints You Should Know
June 7, 2012 5:31 PM   Subscribe

All the Saints You Should Know
I've been photographing and cataloging saint's relics, incorrupt bodies, and skeletons for the past few years. I have a backlog of over 40 but I'm starting to blog about them here.
Role: Photographer, writer
posted by Thin Lizzy (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

This is terrific. I love relics and find them fascinating, so seeing a first-hand account of the ones that are out there is a great resource.
posted by xingcat at 11:12 AM on June 10, 2012

Fascinating stuff, really well written - looking forward to catching up on the archives!
posted by humph at 6:50 AM on June 11, 2012

Nice work.

I wonder if we can get votives of any of these guys at our local Jon's…
posted by klangklangston at 11:13 PM on June 11, 2012

Thanks guys! I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in this but me. I'm currently working on adding annotated maps of Rome, Prague and Paris.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 9:41 AM on June 15, 2012

Oh my god! This is what I did on my last trip to Rome! You went to Santa Maria dell'Orazione e Morte! Will you be my friend?(Kidding. Mostly.)

Do you have San Giovanni dei Battista Fiorentina, on Via Giulia in Rome? Mary Magdalene's foot encased in silver. Also, a huge wall of relics that includes the skeleton of a child saint in a glass case.

And how awesome are the silver arm-shaped cases of Sts. Matthew and Luke at Santa Maria Maggiore?

Finally, a random question: Do you know what the random boxes of skulls are at Santa Maria della Vittoria on the way to the shop? Don't you think they should label stuff like that?

I love your blog!
posted by purpleclover at 8:54 PM on July 9, 2012

Purpleclover, we can totally be friends. I've been to San Giovanni and Maria Maggiore... I'm just so backed up on posts right now. Have you been to see the relics near you? The missions have relics of Sts. Clare, Anthony of Padua, and Francsis.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 9:31 AM on July 10, 2012

Er, I mean "Francis", obviously.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 9:35 AM on July 10, 2012

This blog is great--going to be sharing it with some of my tour-guide friends in Rome.
posted by resurrexit at 12:04 PM on July 10, 2012

I'd like to think it was my facebook prodding that's led to all the new views.
posted by klangklangston at 12:26 PM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

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