Friday, January 22, 2010
Some saint-based websites I visit give the stories, feast days, pictures of the saints, and attributes/emblems. I had never heard of this...what are their purpose?
For Saint Rose of Lima, her "emblems" are a crown of roses, an anchor, or a city. Are they for artistic purposes? For example, in my asian art class at uni, the lotus flower was a way in which the artist referred to amida & the afterlife.
food for thought~