Like Orpheus descending into the underworld to find Euridice, like Christ in search of the Just, we descended into the depths of the Church and came back victorious, with a long discarded statue of Saint Catherine of Sienna.
She is rather pretty. She needs a new quill - a bit strange as she was illiterate. Her stigmata can be seen, she prayed for it to become invisible, a grace which was given her, as it caused admiratio.
She needs a bit of repainting.
Ann our sacristan is giving her a clean up before she is returned to the house of her bride groom.
The text on her book reads "In Deo salutare meum et gloria mea".
She was made in Germany at the turn of the 19th century.