Protestant Review of Catholic Art

By: Anthony Baker

Oct 22 2011

Category: Art, Humor


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I have seen this statue for years. It stands outside the elevator doors in a local, Catholic hospital. The statue is of St. Aloyius Gonzoga (1568-1591).

I am not Catholic, nor do I revere those who have been beatified and cannonized. That being said, I mean no disrespect when I say that a lily should not look like an amputated chicken foot.

One of the symbols associated with this saint is the lily. He is holding some, but one is laying at his feet. That is the thing that has caught my eye for the last several years. I mean – honestly – it looks like a chicken foot! Really!

Dear Catholic artist, it might be a good idea to have a Protestant focus group look at your work before you place it before the public. Just a thought.


2 comments on “Protestant Review of Catholic Art”

  1. He is also the patron saint of chicken feet. You mean you had not heard that?

    • No, I never knew that. I did read, however, that his purity was so, well, pure, that he never even looked on the face of his own mother, much less another woman. Now really, even Jesus did that. Was he more pure than the Savior? Really?

      Anthony Psalm 57:2

      Sent from iPhone.

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