Wooden statue of St Cornelius, probably French, 17th century.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Wooden statue of St Cornelius, probably French, 17th century.

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The Catholic Church dominated medieval Europe, and Christian teaching often implied that illnes was the result of sin. Prayer therefore became an important part of healing. St Cornelius, who lived during the 3rd century AD, was often invoked against earache, epilepsy and fevers.
 

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