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May 12, 2005



This represents a huge amount of work on your part! Thanks so much for posting these. Just think of the significant writing these evangelists produced without the assistance of a computer...At the risk of sounding ignorant, what is in the bird's mouth in many of the pictures of John?...Thanks for sharing about your father. You and your family will be in my prayers and, I'm sure, in the prayers of the rest of your readers. Thanks Ciara.


Nancy, it's always so good to see you here. :-) The object that St John's eagle holds is -- and I just learned this too -- a pen-holder. Sometimes it is depicted with an inkwell attached. I guess because John is usually shown writing on an island, rather than a scriptorium as the other Evangelists are? Thank you for all your kind thoughts.

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