Sunday Shrine 10/19

By Medol (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I admit, it is not St. Catherine of Siena’s feast day. I don’t care. I found her tomb, and it is gorgeous.  Thank you, Medol, for putting these in sharealike space!

By Kertraon (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Thanks to Kertraon! Nice light!

Woah. Her casket is built into an altar.  Thats amazing!

By Jastrow (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:  “Sarcophagus of Saint Catherine of Siena, given to Isaia da Pisa (worked in years 1447-1464), beneath the High Altar of the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome.”

And… Here’s the church.

By Jensens (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

And… the gorgeous interior.

 

 Thanks to Tango for putting this image into CC space!  Lots of space!

Here’s a different look, in a different light. Wow, you barely noticed the marble in the previous.   Below, there is a “side chapel”.

WP is being annoying again.  But St Catherine of Siena was quite the influential thinker, and is a Doctor of the Church.

By Wknight94 talk (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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