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Offline Ivo

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potted saint
« on: February 08, 2008, 03:16:17 PM »
Just a little picture I could not resist. In a convent in Arequipa, Peru we ran into a glass display case in which (among other things) 6 pieces of glass. All six were Kralik rose vases, circa 1900, nicely iridescent with a metal grill - and these had been pressed into use as reliquaries. They were neatly labeled "tongue of unknown saint m/f" etc.

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Re: potted saint
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 05:12:31 PM »
Did you find those during a Peru-sal?   ^-^   

Funny how glass makes its way around the world, isn't it?  Did you get a glimpse of the contents?  :spls:

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Re: potted saint
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 06:54:52 PM »
They were quite reluctant to open the bottles, or even the display case! But then, I never had great hopes for men in frocks in the first place ...

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Re: potted saint
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 08:05:51 PM »
Ivo, men in frock's should'nt be in convents, i dont think the nun's would like that  ;)
Did you inform them about the glass ?

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Re: potted saint
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 09:16:18 PM »
of course not. Actually it was in a Franciscan monastery called La Recoleta in Arequipa ; feel free to contact them if you feel the urge. Have you heard of the Spanish Inquisition?

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Re: potted saint
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 10:29:30 PM »
Which one? the need for Spanish government and it's religious higherarchy for a unified Christian race? or Monty's?
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Re: potted saint
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 10:16:30 PM »
Ivo, what an odd place to find them and in such an unusual usage too.  Bizarre!

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