Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Macabre

Reliquiary with the arm of Saint Francis Xavier, Church of the Gesù, Rome
Reliquiary with the arm of Saint Francis Xavier
Church of the Gesù, Rome, May 2010

5 comments:

Jacob said...

Ah...I was going to say something rather nasty, but I'll not do that. I'll just say that the superstitions of the religious are beyond belief sometimes (if that makes sense?)

tapirgal said...

I loved this church, and had heard about the ceiling. I missed the arm, but maybe not as much as St. Francis does.

Dina said...

LOL Tapirgal

cieldequimper said...

I am fascinated by les reliquaires. They never fail to astound me.

JM said...

It's beautiful but you named it just right. All reliquiaries are truly macabre!