medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and cultureDear medieval-religion colleagues,
Oh, goodness. What was I thinking? And where did I get "hand"? I'll be back in Venice in 2011 and will try to determine where - other than in my bird brain - I got "hand." It is indeed clearly a foot.This MAY be an explanation... I find this sort of thing repulsive and I may have just glanced at the thing and saw what I took for a hand. Or it may have been intrusion of the hand - and it is the hand - of Francis Xavier (I think, correction sought) at the Gesł in Rome.In any case, this is the only relic of C. of S. that I saw in Venice. I'll adjust the album description on the share site at once. Thanks for pointing out the error.MG
--- On Sun, 6/27/10, John Dillon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: John Dillon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [M-R] Catherine of Siena (WAS: Re: [M-R] saints of the day 26. June)
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Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 9:05 PMOn Sunday, June 27, 2010, at 1:57 am, Marjorie Greene wrote:
> Additional images from Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice may be seen at:
> The hand of Catherine of Siena is also displayed in a reliquary there.
Thanks for the images, Marjorie.
Does SS. Giovanni e Paolo also have a _hand_ of St. Catherine of Siena? It's said to have one of her feet. Your image here of a reliquary with a right foot:
following a shot of a placard naming C.:
presumably shows the relic in question (with a puncture that will have been one of her stigmata and that seems to have a trail of dried blood below it).
This Italian-language Wikipedia article says that SS. Giovanni e Paolo has C.'s _left_ foot (scroll down to "Le reliquie"):
Proving once again how unreliable Wikipedia can be in what would seem to be a simple matter of observable fact?
Best (and eschewing comments about putting one's best foot forward),