Sunday, April 27, 2008

Saint picture quiz 2

The last quiz was St. Christopher ("Christ-bearer") carrying the child Jesus across a river, and Desmond got it. Here's another one; I think it's one of the easiest...

3 comments:

Eanah said...

I don't know who that is, but it looks like his doggy is carrying the Olympic torch, which now makes me wish this would happen. :) Maybe my dog can be a torch bearer for the 2010 Olympics!

(Off-topic trivia: my first boss was a torch bearer.)

So is this saint's companion in the picture a dog? If so, I'm going to guess the saint has something to do with fidelity or loyalty, because in old paintings, that's what a dog symbolized. (Which is where we get the name "fido" for dogs.)

Athanasius contra mundum said...

That would be St Dominic. Despite the alien looking icon, there is no mistaking the habit and the dog (Dominicanus=hound of the Lord).

Anonymous said...

This gotta be St Dominic because he has a star on his head and a dog with the torch.