NeMoSanctI special issue of Ocula, journal of Semiotics: “Flowers of the soul”

NeMoSanctI team members Francesco Galofaro, semiotician, and Marco Papasidero, historian of religions, have edited a special issue of Ocula. Semiotic eye on media, entitled Flowers of the soul: The Symbolism of flowers in the religious imagination (“Fiori dell’anima. La simbologia dei fiori nell’immaginario religioso”).

Inside the special issue papers of: Ludovica Bertolini, Francesco Galofaro, Magdalena Maria Kubas, Anthony John Lappin, Massimo Leone, Graziano Lingua, Gabriele Marino, Jenny Ponzo, Ilaria Sabbatini, Lorenzo Verderame, Ugo Volli.

It is possible to read the papers on the following link:

Special Issue of Ocula “Flowers of the soul”

What is NeMoSanctI?


NeMoSanctI is a research project carried out at the University of Turin. It studies how models of sanctity have changed after the Second Vatican Council. To this end, it applies a pioneering methodology based on semiotic theory to a wide corpus of normative, judicial, and narrative texts.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757314).