Wednesday, July 19, 2006

MOMENTO MORI!

http://www.kirchersociety.org/blog/?p=832
The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are a museum of the Sicilian dead. This unsettling collection of skeletons and mummified corpses, preserved in their everyday clothing, began in 1599 as a repository for dead friars but soon grew to include local luminaries.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely Bishop Kieran could get some of these priest to staff parishes in the diocese?

Anonymous said...

I'm a surfing American priest, I recognise some of these guys as priests in my own diocese, so maybe Mgr. Kieran has been pipped at the post.