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Saint Faith is a saint who is said to have been a girl or young woman of Agen in Aquitaine. Her legend recounts how she was arrested during persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire and refused to make pagan sacrifices even under torture.
Here is a description of THE LAST JUDGMENT as depicted in the Tympanum of Conques Abbey (dedicated to St Faith) in France:-
In the centre is the enthroned Christ. Two angels with candles stand guard at the base of the throne. On the left the elect process to the throne: the Virgin Mary first, followed by St. Peter, then Dadon, the hermit who established the first oratory in Conques. Next is an abbot, whose right hand holds the left hand of Charlemagne, who donated the land for the church and is accompanied by acolytes who carry his gifts to the church. Behind this group the procession continues with four saints.
To the right of Christ are four angels. They hold, respectively, an open book that says SIGNATUR, a thurible, a lance, and a flaming sword. To the right of this group are demons tormenting the damned.
Directly beneath the Christ figure St. Michael and a devil engage in the "weighing of souls." To the right, souls who did not pass the test are suffering the torments of the damned. Left of the "soul weighing" is the Resurrection of the Body: angels open the graves of the dead for their final judgment.
The bottom register shows two visions of the afterlife. On the left Abraham embraces his sons amid the arches and towers of the New Jerusalem. On the right Satan presides over the tortures of the damned.
There is a website with a list of known St Faiths churches created by St Faith's Great Crosby. Click here.