Saint Ignatius, O.F.M. Cap., was born in 1701, the son of peasants at Laconi, Sardinia. As a young man he vowed, during a serious illness, that if he recovered his health, he would consecrate his life to God in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
He died on May 11, 1781, and many miracles were said to have occurred at his grave. Brother Ignatius was beatified in 1940, and canonized in 1951.
It is typical for Roman Catholic worship of the dead, to keep a skull for adoration and veneration.
We do not know is this is a skull of a martyred Christian killed by the Catholic monk, or a skull of a forefather the priest has cut off from the skeleton. Under all circumstance, it is morbid and grotesque.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
Written by Ivar