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Searching for Thaddeus (Paperback)

Images of a Forgotten Irishman in Ireland and Italy

Hobbies & Lifestyle > Art P&S History > Humanities > Biography & Memoirs

Imprint: Liberties Press
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781912589326
Published: 25th October 2022



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Thaddeus was a fi fteenth-century bishop of Cork who was honoured in both Ireland and Italy. He led a remarkable life – he was made bishop twice, and was beatifi ed in 1895 – but is now all but forgotten.


In Searching for Thaddeus, art historian Patricia Curtin-Kelly tells the tale of this re markable man, and discusses the many works of art – found mainly in churches acro ss County Cork and in Ivrea, Italy – that bear witness to the high esteem in which he was held. Searching for Thaddeus features numerous photographs of the remarkable artworks which celebrate “Blessed Thaddeus” – painti ngs, stained-glass windows and reliquaries – and the churches in which they can be seen. It is a highly read able book about a remarkable son of Cobh.

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