Skeletal Reliquaries & Mummies

Wil, Switzerland martyr from the Roman Catacombs (Katakombenheilige)

Wil, Switzerland martyr from the Roman Catacombs (Katakombenheilige)

Wil, Switzerland martyr from the Roman Catacombs (Katakombenheilige)

The skeleton is claimed to be that of St. Pancratius, and is featured in Chapter Two of the book. There was a curious episode when I went to photograph him. I was meeting someone at the church, but was a bit early so I went inside to look at the skeleton–suddenly, and for no explicable reason, the door slammed shut and locked. I took this to mean Pancratius would rather I photograph him alone, which I did, and considered it a bonding experience.
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