[PW] Accurate depictions of Catholic Saints
rkokelly at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 18:22:04 PDT 2015
As for how St. Patrick (or anyone else) would have dressed in fifth-century
Ireland, I wonder if anyone can really know. However this page might lead
you to useful sources:
I would also suggest taking a look at illustrations from Gerald of
Hibernia* and *Expugnatio Hibernica*. It's 700 years removed from the days
of Patrick, but I imagine much closer to giving an idea of how he might
have dressed than romanticized images of a bishop would be.
As for the question about sacrifice beads, you might try emailing the
library at the Museum of Catholic Art and History:
On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Elizabeth Barksdale <ebarksdale at udallas.edu
> Hi, I am helping a researcher who is writing a kids' book about Catholic
> saints. He is trying to be really accurate with illustrations. If anyone
> has ideas on these two images, I'd appreciate!
> St. Patrick-- According to the stories, St. Patrick was a missionary in
> Ireland. He's usually portrayed in rather formal and ornate Bishop's
> clothing. However, he probably wouldn't have dressed so formally to do
> missionary work in rural Ireland in the 5th century.
> St. Therese of Lisieux St. Therese popularized sacrifice beads, which help
> people keep track of good deeds. There are a lot that you can buy today,
> but my researcher wanted to find out what St. Therese's particular beads
> might have looked like in the late 1800s. Here is an example of
> contemporary ones:
> If you have any ideas on that, also much appreciated.
> Liz Barksdale
> Head Reference Librarian
> University of Dallas, Irving, TX
> ebarksdale at udallas.edu
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