Artwork: Fascinating/Bizarre Saints

This gallery is a supplement to my article about these unusual saints. The saints depicted here are the following:

  1. St. Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380): The woman Christ married with his foreskin
  2. St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153): Breastfeed by the Virgin Mary
  3. St. Christopher (? — c. 251): A giant Cynocephalus (i.e. dog-headed man)
  4. St. Moses the Black (330–405): Former bandit leader and all-around badass
  5. St. Stephen (? — 34): Switched at birth for a changeling by Satan
  6. St. Margaret of Antioch (? — 304): Escaped the belly of a dragon
  7. St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603 – 1663): The Flying Friar
  8. Blessed Agostino Novello (1240 – 1309): Your friendly neighborhood monk
  9. St. Roch (c. 1328 – c. 1376): Saved from the plague by Lassie
  10. St. Gall (550 – 646): Acquired a pet bear
  11. St. Veronica (1st century AD): Obtained Jesus’ face on a cloth (Veil of Veronica)

Bonus: Startling iconography of martyred saints (graphic)

  1. St. Denis of Paris (3rd century AD — c. 250): Carried his own decapitated head
  2. St. John the Apostle (c. 6 — c. 100): Boiled alive in a vat of oil
  3. Saint Erasmus of Formia (3rd century AD — c. 303): Disemboweled
  4. St. Hippolytus of Rome (170 — 235): Pulled apart by horses
  5. St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 35 — c. 107): Eaten by Lions
  6. St. Lucy (c. 283 – c. 304): Had her eyes removed
  7. St. Agatha (c. 231 — c. 251): Had her breasts removed
  8. St. Apollonia (? — 249 AD): Had her teeth removed
  9. St. Bartholomew the Apostle (1st century AD — 1st century AD): Skinned alive
  10. St. Agnes of Rome (c. 291 — 304): Sent to a brothel then condemned to be burned

Click here to view the general art gallery on Christian martyrs.

St. Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380): the woman Christ married with his foreskin

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153): Breastfeed by the Virgin Mary

St. Christopher (? — c. 251): A giant Cynocephalus (dog-headed man)


St. Moses the Black (330–405): Former bandit leader and all-around badass


St. Stephen (? — 34): Switched at birth for a changeling by Satan


 St. Margaret of Antioch (? — 304): Escaped the belly of a dragon


St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603 – 1663): The Flying Friar


Blessed Agostino Novello (1240 – 1309): Your friendly neighborhood monk


St. Roch (c. 1328 – c. 1376): Saved from the plague by Lassie


St. Gall (550 – 646): Acquired a pet bear


St. Veronica (1st century AD): Obtained Jesus’ face on a cloth (Veil of Veronica)


St. Denis of Paris (3rd century AD — c. 250): Carried his own head


St. John the Apostle (c. 6 — c. 100): Boiled alive in a vat of oil


Saint Erasmus of Formia (3rd century AD — c. 303): Disemboweled

St. Hippolytus of Rome (170 — 235): Pulled apart by horses


St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 35 — c. 107): Eaten by Lions


St. Lucy (c. 283 – c. 304): Had her eyes removed


St. Agatha (c. 231 — c. 251): Had her breasts removed


St. Apollonia (? — 249 AD): Had her teeth removed


St. Bartholomew the Apostle (1st century AD — 1st century AD): Skinned alive


St. Agnes of Rome (c. 291 — 304): Sent to a brothel then condemned to be burned

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