St Benedict growing tree in his belly

:: in November 16, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In Central Europe, churches’ furniture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries may often be a source of very interesting curiosities. For example, let’s take a look at pulpits: they sometimes had extremely weird shapes, as well as complex theological meaning. Some time ago I wrote about whale-shaped pulpits…

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Spiritual issues

:: in December 30, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Once in a while I like to write about something medieval that supposed to had been serious, but somehow came out a bit ridiculous. That kind of post was the one about strange food in the depictions of the Last Supper (available HERE) or the one about misrepresented image of…

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Molested Christ

:: in November 7, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently I have been studying iconography of St Mary Magdalene, so this post starts with her. After his resurrection, Christ appeared to Magdalene and that scene is called Noli me tangere (earlier I wrote about this scene HERE). Those are words he said to her – nowadays it is translated…

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