As I said, I am not a fan of the internet as s form of authorised research.
It does in a pinch, for the easy stuff.
But, I stand completely corrected. I used the old fashioned method of checking the Latin, French and English lists and records of the names and depictions of saints. Also contacted the Vatican on the use and protocol of the use of phrases and scripture, to gain an understanding of its use, just to confirm my opinion. I should have stuck with the internet.
Would you care to scan their reply so we can read it too?
I would still, respectfully suggest contacting the Vatican, on which saint is called what, no matter what an internet page may say. But I cant dispute the images, even though you cant see the tops of most of the staffs or the side of the shoulders. And when you do actually Google your St Anthony the Great he doesnt appear as you have suggested.
Well, again, given the context
, Vatican protocol seems less important in this instance than common practice. I believe your assertion was that there was something wrong with that particular St. Anthony statue - you said it stuck out like a sore thumb in your estimation and that the Egyptian saint was "never" referred to as "the Hermit." I provided you with a fair number of examples of similar travesties to demonstrate that the statue in Saunière's church was by no means an anomaly. And I believe my suggestion to you was to Google "Saint Antoine l'Ermite" and see what the internet machine turned up. Shall I post a screen shot so we can all have a look together?
I cannot recall if I stated, that a priest had altered scripture, as suggested, or just asked if it is common for them to amend core religious phrases? Again, not being sarcastic, I am just doing this via my phone, and have limited scope to see, and all my posts were from scattered memories anyway.In hoc signo vinces
isn't taken from Scripture. And owing to the fact that the rite of baptism "conquers the devil" and it is the devil holding the water stoup on his back, "by this sign you shall conquer him
" doesn't sound to me like much of a libertine abridgment.