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.

The saint, the Queen of Heaven and the skull. Three Roman Catholic images to be adored and venerated.

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.

The skeleton of this “saint” was looted from the grave, and his skull replaced by a wax figure with a golden mask.
Roman Catholics in Sardinia gathered to pray in front of the skeleton with a golden death mask.
The statue of the “saint” on the island of Sardinia.
Another Church statue of the saint, with the skull on the altar.
The feet of the saint is made of vax, and given a silver color.

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.

 Matthew 23:27
“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