September 17 is the Feast of Saint Lambert of Maastricht, patron saint of Saint Lambert Parish in Skokie, Illinois.
...When Lambert defended the sanctity of marriage and denounced the Mayor of the Palace Pepin of Heristal for adultery, he was murdered, stabbed through the heart by a javelin at the chapel of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian while celebrating Mass in Liege, Belgium…
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Reliquary of Saint Lambert
Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Liege, Belgium houses today the Treasury of Saint-Lambert’s Cathedral. Saint Paul’s has undergone various refurbishments and reconstructions since it was first built in around 1230. The last addition was an additional floor in the tower in the 19th century which is an imitation of that of Saint-Lambert. The Treasury in the 15th century cloisters houses many treasures including the famous bust-reliquary of Saint-Lambert (around 1512). Its collections of textiles (shroud of Saint-Lambert, liturgical ornaments) are remarkable. The Treasury suggests an art and history route on the ancient Episcopal Principality of Liège.
Photo source: www.tresordeliege.be