Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
the Second Week of Lent
There are 31 days til Easter!
Attention!
For 10¢ a day you can enjoy StudyLight.org ads
free while helping to build churches and support pastors in Uganda.
Click here to learn more!

Bible Dictionaries
Nails, Holy

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Nahum, Book of
Next Entry
Naim
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Nails with which Our Saviour was fastened to the Cross, and which according to tradition were found by Saint Helena. It is not certain whether there were three or four, more probably four. Saint Ambrose and others record that Saint Helena had one nail converted into a crown for Constantine and another one into a bridle for his horse. It is probable that the iron crown of Lombardy, preserved at Monza, is identical with this crown. The holy nails venerated in more than 30 places of Europe are imitations, some of which may contain filings of the true nails.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Nails, Holy'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​n/nails-holy.html. 1910.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile