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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

This particular practice is very common in Italy, where crutches, though
now less often displayed in any number, have long been a frequent form of
ex voto.  Finding sanctuary and museum websites with illustrations of their
votive tablets is easy.  Not so with these more mundane objects, though
there seem to be various prosthetics here:
http://www.madonnadellelacrime.it/images/exvo3-2.jpg

Best,
John Dillon


At 05:12 PM 7/30/2004 +0000, Marjorie wrote:
>medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
>The "cluttered attic" rang a bell and I recalled a somewhat similar
>situation in New Orleans:
>http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/6157/st_roch3.html
>Unfortunately this practice seems to be connected with voodoo and the
>like. For me, it's just the "middle ages" alive and well, and flourishing
>in our midst.

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