Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Caption, please?!


Just back from a few days in beautiful Krakow, the city of St Stanislaus, St Hedwig, St Hyacinth, St Faustina and, yes, John Paul II. I was somewhat surprised to find the above portrait proudly displayed in the Archdiocesan Museum. I suppose Polish hand gestures differ from Anglo-Saxon ones. However, I don't advise the postulator of the cause to use this image! Any ideas for an appropriate (and reasonably respectful) caption?

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Uh am I pointing this hand the same way as Winston Churchhill did all those year ago? - ah what does it matter? Victory for Poland anyway!!

8:04 pm  
Blogger Berolinensis said...

Not a caption, but a question: When you say Krakow the city of St Hedwig, you are referring to the Polish Queen St Hedwig, canonized in 1997, and not to the Saint normally meant by simply saying St. Hedwig, i.e. St. Hedwig of Silesia or of Andechs, canonized in 1267, right?

10:04 pm  
Blogger Fr Nicholas said...

I meant the recently canonised Polish Queen Jadwiga, who is buried in Krakow's Wawel Cathedral, as opposed to the other St Hedwig.

10:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if you don't want the Motu Proprio, here's to you!

1:19 pm  
Blogger the owl of the remove said...

More guitars at Mass, please!

2:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One rite two forms...that's what he told you!

10:35 am  
Blogger El Duderino said...

This portrait comes from when the Holy Father visited the United States where he attended a baseball game. Here he uses the ancient and time honored hand signal to order two hot dogs, or maybe two Polish sausages depending on the stadium.

4:53 pm  
Blogger A Simple Sinner said...

"You are having to count of two to clean up act, and then I am opening up can of whooping."

5:00 am  

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