Thursday, December 04, 2008

Saint Barbara, thou noble bride...

...To thee my body I confide
As well in life as at life's end.
Come, aid me when I breathe my last,
That I may, ere here all is past,
Receive the Blessed Sacrament!

Cranach, Martyrdom of St. Barbara

excerpt, Ballad of St. Barbara by GK Chesterton:
Barbara the beautiful
Had praise of tongue and pen:
Her hair was like a summer night
Dark and desired of men.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

The Louisiana State Memorial on the grounds of the Gettysburg National Monument depicts St. Barbara. See the photos and descriptions at the link