Monday, November 14, 2011
As a collector of vintage catholic relics,
I find myself learning so much about the past.
Although these are not vintage, I adore ex-votos.
I bought mine here sometime last year.
They are given to Saints as a fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion.
Often the ex-voto is in the shape of a heart,
To show or represent the giver's heartfelt thanks.
Posted by mo at Monday, November 14, 2011