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Christian saints – History of Christianity

By |2017-08-23T10:21:12+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

St. Francis of Assisi, painted by Giotto in the early 1300s AD From early on, Christians believed that some holy people, when they died, not only went to heaven but had the special attention of Jesus. These people had special powers themselves. So they could cure sicknesses and answer prayers of all kinds. Christians called these [...]

What are stigmata? Christian markings

By |2018-04-10T22:49:24+00:00August 1st, 2017|Art, Medieval|

Jesus on the Cross, by Fra Angelico When the Roman soldiers nailed Jesus  to the cross, the nails made holes in His hands and feet. Medieval people called these holes the "stigmata" (stig-MA-ta), which is the Latin word for "marks". St. Francis receiving the stigmata (Giotto) In the later Middle Ages in Europe, very holy Christian people sometimes got [...]