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Saints John of Nepomuk and Anthony the Abbot [Sep. 4th, 2009|08:27 pm]
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'tis very well known that many saints are known for legends whose veracity is considered dubious. Was John of Nepomuk really killed because he would not reveal what the Queen of Bohemia told him in the confessional?
I am fascinated and amazed at the many paintings that depict the temptations and torments of Saint Anthony. What text has inspired all those artworks?

[User Picture]From: napoleonofnerds
2009-09-05 01:16 am (UTC)
Sort of is the answer about St. John. The confessional secret he wouldn't reveal was that he, the queen, and the queen's lover were involved in a plot to unseat the king, but he remains patron of the silent church.

There are various biographies of St. Francis written in the decades and centuries after his death - most of those stories come from them.
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[User Picture]From: blenderx
2009-09-06 03:08 am (UTC)
*cough* St. Anthony *cough*
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