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86. St. Paul
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St. Paul - Martyr
Died - c.270

Feastday - 17 August

Sculptor - Michele Mauri
In 1703 he recived two payments totaling 80 scudi.

Statue created - c.1702-1703
On 2 June 1702 Mauri undertook to execute the statue, which he delivered 26 June 1703

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is wrapped in a simple cloak and holds the palm of martyrdom in his right hand.  His left hand has three fingers folded on his chest.

Paul and his sister Juliana (87) were listed in the old Roman Martyrology as having suffered martyrdom at Acra in the Holy Land under Aurelian. They were supposedly beheaded because they could not be dissuaded from the Christian faith. Because of a lack of verifiable historical information, they were removed from the 2004 Roman Martyrology.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

87. Juliana, 86. Paul

85. Basilissa, 84. Hippolytus

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

87. Juliana, 86. Paul


Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

86. Paul - Second from Left

 

Sources:
The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore

 

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