St. Gregory the Great

Church of St. Rupert, Weisspriach, Austria

The triple tiara, dove, and crossed sceptre are all common attributes of St. Gregory.

In the background is Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo. According to the Golden Legend after Gregory led a procession to pray for relief from the plague he saw an angel appear above the Tomb of Hadrian and sheath his sword as a sign that "the pestilence of this mortality was passed." Thereafter the tomb was known as Castel Sant'Angelo, the Castle of the Holy Angel.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.