Cannero’s Where He’s on Display…

Somewhere on the Internet there must be some explanation of St. Faustus in his jeweled coffin at the St. George church in Cannero, but I haven’t found it. I would love to know more. Is he preserved? Is this wax over an actual body? Is the whole thing a fake? I just don’t know, and I guess I’ll always wonder. All in all, it was a startling, even shocking thing to find on the balcony level of the church.

But turn in the other direction, and there is the amazing nativity set the book describes. I wish I could show you more of it. At first it just seemed to be a model of the area, especially the castles at the waterfront. It took a second look to realize that the pebbles were purposeful, and meant to be the whole Christmas story. I don’t know how long it’s been at the church. I suspect it may not have been there in Grandma Sybil’s day, but it belonged in the story anyway. As Grandma Sybil said, the gospel story is for everyone. Including pirates.

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  1. This reminds me of a wedding we attended in El Paso, Texas about 13 or 14 years ago. As we entered the church from the outside there was a vault with what looked to be Jesus or one of the Apostles life-size, lying there dead to the left of the entrance. It was unexpected and creepy and not what I’m used to seeing at a wedding! But the wedding was amazing! Married by a Catholic priest those two have lived happily ever after.

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