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Panel 07 - St Martin revives the catechumen who died without baptism
Description:
According to Sulpicius (chapter VII), while St Martin was absent for a few days, a catechumen who had come to him for instruction was siezed by a fever and died. Because he was not yet baptised and was hence unfit for Christian burial, his body was left outside the city. The gabled structure on the left represents the city gate, just like the one in panel 01 - not a sepulchre as some have suggested. On the saint's return three days later (an obvious parallel with Christ's raising of Lazarus) Martin revived the man and gave him his baptism.