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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 11:49:27 PM »
what's with the big blonde wig?
There is another image that has the Child with a black wig.


that doesn't look like baby jesus

it looks like some horror movie character making their firs t communion. 

In general, I am weirde dout  by images that are meant to depict the baby Jesus but don't actually look like a baby

that's just me
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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 12:18:16 AM »
In Europe the devotion towards Saint Guinefort was pretty strange. He was a dog.
 

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Re: Unusual devotions
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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 12:41:58 AM »
i personally have what some people might consider an "unusual devotion" to Memento Mori in general, my wife made me a real nice rosary with all skull beads, red for the Paters and white for the Aves, and i like to keep images of skulls, grim reapers, clocks and so forth around me as constant Memento Mori items because it is, for me, an important thing to consider at all times.


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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 12:44:01 AM »
i personally have what some people might consider an "unusual devotion" to Memento Mori in general, my wife made me a real nice rosary with all skull beads, red for the Paters and white for the Aves, and i like to keep images of skulls, grim reapers, clocks and so forth around me as constant Memento Mori items because it is, for me, an important thing to consider at all times.

that osunds pretty cool, st. francis used to contemplate his death a lot too
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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 12:53:07 AM »
time waits for no man, eh


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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2014, 02:14:46 AM »
Going back to the fan, which I originally referenced in my first post in the thread, I was reading the following passage earlier this evening:

"[11] I indeed baptize you in the water unto penance, but he that shall come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire. [12] Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. [13] Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him. [14] But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me? [15] And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfill all justice. Then he suffered him.

[16] And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened to him: and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him. [17] And behold a voice from heaven, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." - Matthew 3

So, I'm wondering if the eyes on the fan are symbolic of seeing the wheat and chaff, the good and the bad; the fan would be used for winnowing, blowing away the light chaff and leaving the heavier wheat. The wheat would be gathered and then the rest burnt.
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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2014, 11:10:39 AM »
My priest's last parish was an Italian parish, and they covered the statue of Mary with cash there.
 

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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2014, 01:38:40 PM »
I once saw a holy card explaining a devotion to the drops of blood that Our Lord shed along the way to Cavalry. I thought it was interestingly specific.
 

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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2014, 03:08:45 PM »
I once saw a holy card explaining a devotion to the drops of blood that Our Lord shed along the way to Cavalry. I thought it was interestingly specific.


That's awesome.   Catholicism is so cool.

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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2014, 05:29:32 PM »
i personally have what some people might consider an "unusual devotion" to Memento Mori in general, my wife made me a real nice rosary with all skull beads, red for the Paters and white for the Aves, and i like to keep images of skulls, grim reapers, clocks and so forth around me as constant Memento Mori items because it is, for me, an important thing to consider at all times.

that osunds pretty cool, st. francis used to contemplate his death a lot too



As did Hans Holbein...
 

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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2014, 05:34:53 PM »
what's up with that skull?
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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014, 07:52:52 PM »
what's up with that skull?

Memento mori!  That was Holbein's motto!
 

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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2014, 09:02:22 PM »
what's up with that skull?

Memento mori!  That was Holbein's motto!

Memento Mori is awesome. i have a picture of my Rosary i'll post it here, not real good photo but you can see what it looks like anyways.



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Re: Unusual devotions
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2014, 09:22:56 PM »
what's up with that skull?

Memento mori!  That was Holbein's motto!

No, see, I get that.  But why's it there, and looking like that, all distorted and photoshopped looking?
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