How about this one for the fun of it:
Teresa of Avila, crazy egomaniac or visited by Jesus?
For those unaware - Teresa was a Carmelite nun (that means extra strict, wouldn't wear shoes because that was too much luxury, etc - she thought the existing orders weren't strict enough, so she invented her own to be even more "hard core") who believed she was visited in the night by Jesus, where he pierced her very soul and told her, "if I had not created heaven, I would create it for you alone." Eventually she was conferred sainthood by the Papacy. Here's Bernini's interpretation of her being "pierced by the spirit:
Regardless of whether you believe her story, the scultpure is amazing - that's all done by hand in marble, not a single tool mark to be found.Answer Question
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