Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's Enough To Make You Not Want To Be A Saint, Lest This Happen To YOU

First, parts of your body could get sent off to reliquaries. Then, if you're really an amazing saint, this could happen...
Padre Pio is the next big must-have, and here at last is a Pio gadget with moving parts. Shipmate Letitia Landers King, from Birmingham, Alabama, has plugged us into the Padre Pio electric statue (available from EWTN), which bows on command.

Handpainted and made of resin, the stooping saint originates in Italy and costs just $128.00. An electronic Pope John Paul II, kissing the airport tarmac, cannot be far behind.

Found at Ship Of Fools.

5 comments:

Steve T. said...

I think kitsch is too kind a designation for this...um, stuff.

Max Marie, SFO said...

That is just wrong on so many levels.

xaipe said...

In Rome, Sr Julia used to see the mummified saints in glass urns and insist, "If I ever become a saint, don't let them do that to me!"

Panda Rosa said...

Trust me, Protestants can do far, far worse, I've been there.

Peter said...

I'm waiting for the Padre Pio doll that Bi-locates when you press the button on his back!

:p