Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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.


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.