Friday, May 02, 2008

Saint picture quiz 4

I was going to inform Andrew that he has a strange notion of how to spell the name of Saint Clare of Assisi, but then I realized that our Italian seminarian was giving her Italian name. And here I'd thought Chiara (and its many variations) was merely a modern, trendy, made-up name! So the answer to the last quiz is St. Clare (or Santa Chiara), and there's an explanation here of why she holds a monstrance.

New quiz!

1 comment:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (nee Edith Stein). She was a Jewish convert, who became a Carmelite nun and was then killed in a concentration camp because she was Jewish (hence the habit and Star of David).