“Skull and Bones” seems to be the central theme of this institution, known for their selling of relics, catacombs, and Jesuits who allegedly use the Jolly Rogers (skull and bones) flag in their induction ceremonies. With so many Inquisitions, Crusades, and massacres, one wonders why they are so obsessed with the worship of death. Read this article to learn more.
Not only Poland and Czech republic have skull chapels. In Rome it self there is a crypt in a Church with 4.000 skeletons and corpses.
After publishing several articles about Roman Catholic adoration and veneration of bones, skulls and corpses, I decided to take a break to look into other matters.
But after I discovered photo’s from a “skull chapel” in the heart of the Italian capital, I changed my mind.
The Capuchin Crypt is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on the Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy.
This is the official version, that can be read on wikipedia.
The Capuchin Crypt contains the skeletal remains of 4,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order. The Catholic order insists that the display is not meant to be macabre, but a silent reminder…
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