Monday, 23 April 2012

ST GEORGE'S DAY

The "Martyrdom of St George"
Paolo Veronese, 1564
When I started this post I had something entirely different in my mind.  However, upon checking the widget in my right sidebar for today's Saint, I changed tack.  I read something that I had never heard before about ST GEORGE and the "FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS".  I found it so interesting I thought I would encourage you to take a look too.  This is the link or you can just use the widget at the side.   Once there, go to "Activities" and read all about the Fourteen Holy Helpers.  Very interesting, indeed! 

Oh Yes, a very HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY  to all.

8 comments:

  1. Here in the states we know St. George from his legend as "dragon slayer". I much prefer the thought of him as one of the 14 Holy Helpers though.

    Thank you for sharing this, I enjoyed reading and re-learning information about the saints.

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    1. Hello Grace
      Thank you for visiting. I welcome your visits & comments. Yes, I was really delighted with the article & surprised at what I had forgotten or, perhaps, never really known. I am glad that you too found it interesting. Thanks again & may God and St George bless you today.

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  2. Love the Holy Helpers, and as Im English and a former Scout St George the picture youve used is amazing but im stuck on the identity of the female saints either side and below Our Lady with Christ and St Peter and St John Evangelist ( because hes writing i assume) any info were you got the pic??

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    1. Hello Marion
      I don't know much (anything actually) about the picture. I got it from the Wikipedia article on St George. Like you, I thought it was an amazing picture & one that I have never seen before.
      It's nice to hear from you & thanks for your intrest. May God & St George bless you & yours today.

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  3. The following may be helpful. The two saints flanking the Virgin and Child are St Peter (note keys) and St Paul who holds the sword of his martyrdom and the book of his epistles. The three female figures below these are said to be allegorical representations of Faith, Hope and Charity. Charity is the woman with her back to us and holding two children- a fairly common device- while Faith, I think, is the left hand figure holding the chalice.

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    1. Hello Patricius

      Thank you for this very helpful & interesting information. It is a beautiful picture and it adds to the enjoyment of it if we know some of the details of it. Thank you once again for your always welcome input. God bless you.

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    1. Good Morning Marion
      Yes, I am also grateful to Patricius for this helpful information. It is nice to know about such a lovely painting. I hope all is well with you Marion. Life keeps me pretty busy these days so there doesn't seem much time for blogging but I don't want to give up so I get in as much as I can. Hopefully life will return to normal (whatever NORMAL is?) soon. Take care & God bless you, Marion.

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