Monday, 21 July 2014

quirinus of neuss

During the siege of the city of Neuss by Burgundian troops in 1474, the citizens had worn a metal emblem of their patron saint, Quirin, on their clothing. Under the saint's protection, they all had remained uninjured, and if one of them was hit by an enemy missile, it quite simply bounced off the emblem, which quite literally shielded them from harm.

Defaced / Groebner/ 54

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