Category Archives: Saints

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua (August 15, 1195 – June 13, 1231) depicted in several statues in the Mount Wollaston Cemetery, in Quincy, Massachusetts, is portrayed in monks’ clothing holding the baby Jesus and lilies.  The book he holds is the … Continue reading

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St. Dominic

The white marble statue of St. Dominic (August 8, 1170 – August 6, 1221) in the Calvary Cemetery in Erie, Pennsylvania, portrays a prayerful monk holding a book in one hand with the word “VERITAS” carved on the front and … Continue reading

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St. Benedict

Benedict of Nursia was a devout Christian born circa March 2, 480 and died between 543 to 547.  Spurred by what Benedict saw as increasing immorality of Roman life, he retreated to life as a monk in a cave near … Continue reading

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St. Andrew

According to Christian tradition, St. Andrew, like his brother Peter, was born in Bethsaida near the Sea of Galilee, and was also a fisherman, called by Jesus to be a “fisher of men.”  The sculpture of St. Andrew in the … Continue reading

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St. Peter and the Keys to Heaven

St. Peter, depicted in a statue in the columbarium in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, holds a pair of keys.  The keys are a symbol used to represent the saint and have their origins in scripture, specifically in … Continue reading

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St. Simon the Zealot

St. Simon the Zealot is one of the most obscure of all of the Apostles.  Little is known about him though it is thought that he was born in Judea.  In the Christian tradition, St. Simon is often considered part … Continue reading

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St. Matthew–the Tax Man

St. Matthew, in this statue found in the Evergreen Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, is depicted with a quill and a scroll representing his authorship of the First Gospel.  The statue of St. Matthew also has a small winged figure by … Continue reading

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