Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Saint quiz

Took this picture at a church in San Francisco that has awesome mosaics and statues. Who is this altar dedicated to?



No cheating, now. :)

12 comments:

Mary333 said...

The pictures seem to depict St. John Bosco.

Rachel Gray said...

Correct! :)

The Cellarer said...

Well, when you click on the image to enlarge it's called neri.jpg so I'll be going for St Phillip Neri!

The Cellarer said...

Ah, so is it in a St Phillip Neri Church then?

Rachel Gray said...

The "neri" thing was my deliberate misdirection; I'm glad somebody noticed. :) The chuch is Ss. Peter and Paul in San Francisco, and you can see more shots of the fabulous interior here.

Mary333 said...

Wow! I clicked on the pics. I wouldn't mind visiting this church!

JimAroo said...

"Give me souls and you can take the rest" St. John Bosco

The painting of the ship is from one of his most famous dreams. Read more about his prophetic dreams here:
http://www.bosconet.aust.com/DBD.html

or read the book:
"Forty Dreams of John Bosco"
available here
http://www.amazon.com/Forty-Dreams-St-John-Bosco/dp/0895555972

Rachel Gray said...

It's a very interesting church, rather ironically located at 666 Filbert Street, the steepest street in San Francisco.

Thanks Jim! One more for the to-read list. :) His dream of Hell is still the scariest thing I've ever read on the subject.

JimAroo said...

That must be St. Dominic Savio with Don Bosco.

Rachel Gray said...

I had to look him up. You're probably right!

Any guesses who the other priest is who's confessing to Don Bosco?

JimAroo said...

Good question.

It could just be a priest of the order St. John Bosco founded, Society of St. Francis De Sales.
The boys in the background represent his apostolic work and the prist represents his accomplishment as a founder.

St. Francis De Sales is one of my all time favorites - he combined a deep prayer life with zealous and creative apostolic zeal.

Rachel Gray said...

He also became my confirmation saint, so you can't do better than that. ;) I liked him for his humility and zeal.