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4 comments on “Meet two virgins from Sicily

  1. Monday 17th October 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you sweetpea for making me chuckle!

  2. Saturday 15th October 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Actually, a different church, Richard. But indistinguishable.

  3. sweetpea

    Saturday 15th October 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Nice gloves, though.

  4. Richard Rawlinson

    Friday 14th October 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I imagine these two are among the 8,000 mummies in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, arranged in rooms according to their status: man or woman; priest or professional; child or adult – or the chamber for virgins. The Italian government outlawed mummification at the site in 1881. Certainly macabre when not saints visualised for the purpose of prayer for intercession.

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