SH Archive The Staff of Saint Bernardine of Siena OP Username

KD Archive

Not actually KorbenDallas
Trusted Member
Sep 22, 2020
Reaction score
I am not sure whether this dude is really a dude. In my opinion he could be something which does not quite qualify him to be a human. To get a grasp on what I'm talking about, you will need to scan through quite a few of the paintings depicting this entity.

Before you dismiss him being something else, and say that he is just an old dude in some of the paintings, please do take a closer look +1.
Make sure you use paintings by various 15th/16th century artists.

Another thing to consider - I am not sure that paintings match the Narrative and display who we are told they do.
Bernardino of Siena - Wikipedia
Saint Bernardine of Siena


Saint Bernardine of Siena
Bernardino of Siena was an Italian priest and Franciscan missionary. He was a systematizer of Scholastic economics. His popular preaching made him famous during his own lifetime because it was frequently directed against sorcery, gambling, infanticide, witchcraft, sodomy (homosexual coitus), Jews, and usury. Bernardino was later canonised by the Catholic Church as a saint - where he is also referred to as “the Apostle of Italy” - for his efforts to revive the country's Catholic faith during the 15th century.


He was the greatest preacher of his time, journeying across Italy, calming strife-torn cities, attacking the paganism he found rampant, attracting crowds of 30,000 to preach about “vice and virtue, punishment and glory.”

The Staff
Essentially, here is what this thread is for. In the below painting done by Jorge Afonso, we can see our Saint Bernardine holding a staff. I think this staff is way more than just a decorated stick. We can see those intricate spires. The ones we can often find on top of the older cathedrals and co.
Would be interesting to see what our forum members think about this staff.

Unfortunately I failed to find a better version of this image. If you run into one, please post a link.

This here is the same staff he is holding. As you can see, gloves have to be worn at all times. At least it appears that way. Unfortunately, this painting does not allow for a good visual inspection of the staff.



It looks like they have to wear gloves to handle those stuffs. Every time when you think they do not have gloves on - look again. Also try to locate finger nails if you can.
I think the Saints with their staffs are way more than just dudes with sticks praising Lord God. If you have anything to add, please do.
Oh, and them staffs - I think none of us would want to get hit with one of those. Tech?
Today we call these staffs with a fancy word "Crosier", but are today's crosiers the same staffs they had back then?


Fake Crosiers of Today

And it looks like bishops do not care to wear gloves these days. Wondering if they know they are carrying around a stick of tradition, and not the real staff of power.



Bishops of today really need to start paying attention, and at least pretend they are insulating their sticks.

Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Archive SH Archive Staff at the 1904 Louisiana Exposition Buildings and Structures 0
KD Archive SH Archive Saint Petersburg Kazan Cathedral was not built when they say it was... Buildings and Structures 0
JWW427 SH Archive Mont-Saint-Michel Buildings and Structures 0
Archive SH Archive Customs House in Saint John, NB: Great Fire of 1877 Fires and Earthquakes 0
Archive SH Archive New reset painting in Saint John, NB Fires and Earthquakes 0
Archive SH Archive Mozart's work was stolen from Saint-Georges. 'Amadeus' tells the story, inverted. Famous Personalities 0
KD Archive SH Archive 1921-23 Saint Petersburg in ruins: Pavel Alexandrovich Shillingovsky Wars and Conflicts 0
KD Archive SH Archive Fake history of Alexander Column in Saint Petersburg Buildings and Structures 0
KD Archive SH Archive Cynocephalus Saint Christopher - what was he in reality? Animals and Creatures 1
KD Archive SH Archive 1900-1906 Minnesota photographs: Minneapolis and Saint Paul Buildings and Structures 0
KD Archive SH Archive Abandoned Saint Petersburg is ready for re-population, or why we do not know our true history... Photographic Analysis 0
KD Archive SH Archive What did George Bernard Shaw mean in his Saint Joan Famous Personalities 0
KD Archive SH Archive Who really built Russian Saint Petersburg? Did they dig it out? Buildings and Structures 0
Archive SH Archive 1904: the destruction of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Saint Louis Expositions and Exhibitions 2

Similar threads

Users who are viewing this thread