Friday, May 29, 2009

More on Healing in Religious Art

I just found this posting on one of my new favorite blogs, Morbid Anatomy. It's about the chapel at St Roch Cemetery in New Orleans. Go on over to M.A. and check out the whole post! There are more amazing photos, and an historical account of the cemetery itself (reminiscent of Jezebel).

I guess it's more "proof" of the power of faith in healing. This image makes me think of the Basilica of St Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, where the interior of the church is covered with old crutches, donated by the healed pilgrims.

It also reminds me of one of my pal Bob's recent post about creepy religious art imagery, and in particular, the case of St Lucy . I guess this statue is St Lucy....

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