Thursday, 11 June 2009

A Question For You...

What should one do with blessed holy statues which are broken, and not suitable for repair? Ideally, I understand, they should be buried... but this isn't possible, unless someone is prepared to do it for me: my garden is a shared one, and digging holes, mole-like, in the turf or flowerbeds will not endear me to my neighbours, nor to my landlord.

Does landfill count?

(And, before you ask, no, that isn't a picture of the statue concerned... )

6 comments:

Ottaviani said...

They can be burned as well. Someone told me there was a ritual for such a ceremony but I don't know if that's true.

~Willow~ said...

What about burial in a public place? A nice park, or even an out-of-the-way, unused, corner of a cemetary? I don't know if either qualifies as suitable, but it's what popped into my head. Good luck, and fair winds. ~Willow~

gemoftheocean said...

C'mon now. Venus di Milo is in a MUSEUM and she wasn't even a saint, and she has missing arms and everything. [Okay, she ALSO has a "perky" bustline, but that's entirely besides the point.]

Bernadette said...

Bury it in your local parish priest's garden ?

Kate said...

Is it possible to burn them- I thought I read somewhere that burning blessed items which are beyond repair was permitted?

Elizabeth said...

Dear Mac
We will bury them or burn them in our garden. Just bring them along, but no life size Padre Pio's please.

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