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Joan of Arc-Notre Dame.jpg
Credit: Steven G. Johnson

Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d'Arc, (c.1412 – 30 May 1431) was a national heroine of France and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. She asserted that she had visions from God which told her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War.


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Credit: Hans Holbein the Younger

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), posthumously known also as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, author, and statesman. He is chiefly remembered for his principled refusal to accept King Henry VIII's claim to be the supreme head of the Church of England, a decision which ended his political career and led to his execution as a traitor.


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Leonardo da Vinci - Virgin and Child with Ss Anne and John the Baptist.jpg
Credit: Leonard da Vinci

The Madonna and Child is one of the central icons of Christianity. The formula "Mother of God" (Theotokos) was adopted officially by the Christian Church at the Council of Ephesus, 431.


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Credit: Thought to be by Anne de Felbrigge

Upper cover of the Felbrigge Psalter, the oldest surviving book from England to have an embroidered binding. This image depicts the Annunciation when St Gabriel told Mary, the mother of Jesus, that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God.


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St Peter's Square, Vatican City - April 2007.jpg
Credit: Diliff

Saint Peter's Square is located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the papal enclave within Rome.


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Intercession of Charles Borromeo supported by the Virgin Mary - Detail Rottmayr Fresco - Karlskirche - Vienna.JPG
Credit: Johann Michael Rottmayr

Intercession of Saint Charles Borromeo supported by the Virgin Mary (1714), Ceiling paintings made by Johann Michael Rottmayr (1654-1730) for the Karlskirche, Vienna.


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Santa Claus 1863 Harpers.png
Credit: Thomas Nast

3 January 1863 cover of Harper's Weekly, one of the first depictions of Santa Claus. While Saint Nicholas was originally portrayed wearing bishop's robes, in modern times, Santa Claus is generally depicted as seen here.


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Credit: Photochrom print (color photo lithograph) Library of Congress

St Isaac's Square in St. Petersburg, behind the palace, the capital of the Russian Empire is seen all the way to the Trinity Cathedral.


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Harriet Tubman late in life3.jpg
Credit: Library of Congress

Harriet Tubman, widely known and well-respected while she was alive, became an American icon in the years after her death. She is commemorated together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer and Sojourner Truth in the calendar of saints of the Episcopal Church on July 20.


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Selassie restored.jpg
Credit: American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer.

Haile Selassie is revered as the religious symbol for God incarnate among the Rastafari movement, the number of adherents of which is approximately 600,000.


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Love or dutyb.jpg
Credit: Gabriele Castagnola

This work by Gabriele Castagnola depicts Early Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi with a nun. In it Lippi himself is working on a painting of the Madonna and Child. Painted images of other saints look on from the wall.


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Credit: Sanchezn

Notre Dame de Paris ('Our Lady of Paris' in French) is a Gothic cathedral in Paris, France. During the French Revolution, many of the saint-related treasures of the cathedral were either destroyed or plundered. The statues of saints were beheaded and for a time, Lady Liberty replaced the Virgin Mary on several altars.


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Beside the Tombeau du frere Andree.jpg
Credit: Alain Carpentier

The tomb of Blessed Brother Andre Bessette, who was a Holy Cross Brother and a significant figure of the Roman Catholic Church among French-Canadians, credited with thousands of reported miraculous healings.


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Skibsflaget fra Mariakirken i Lübeck.png
Credit: Julius Magnus Petersen

A medieval ship flag with the images of the Madonna and Child and St James the Greater, identified by his scallop shell emblem.


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Joan of Arc WWI lithograph2.jpg
Credit: Haskell Coffin

"Joan of Arc saved France--Women of America, save your country--Buy War Savings Stamps", poster for World War I war savings stamps, 1918.


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