Tag Archives: Saint Sebastian

Washer of the Dead

Ruth Deming Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States   Dead bodies were nothing new to Sarah Washington. As a registered nurse, she peacefully viewed the stunning poses of the dead at her first job, a suburban hospital that closed shortly after she was hired. God had chosen her, she was assured, as she closed the eyes […]

Saint Sebastian nursed by Saint Irene

Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, United States   Saint Sebastian Cured by Irene Luca Giordano Philadelphia Museum of Art She wears neither latex gloves nor mask, yet Saint Irene performs surgery of the most epic kind, shown here pulling a deadly arrow from the thigh of Saint Sebastian. He was a Roman soldier who incurred the […]