In the story of the Prodigal Son, a younger son takes his share of his father's money. He then leaves his father's home and wastes the money in extravagant living. As a result, he is forced to work as a swineherd (someone who looks after pigs). He then returns home. His elder brother is very angry with him, but his father forgives him and gives him a warm welcome.
St. Vitus Dance is the old name for an illness which usually occurs in children and teenagers under eighteen. It is often linked to rheumatic fever.
The face, feet and hands of those suffering from St. Vitus Dance will jerk uncontrollably. Those with the illness may also have trouble walking and writing, and suffer from headaches.
The jerky movements stop when someone is asleep, and the illness usually goes away of its own accord after a few months.
Today, the illness is called Sydenham's chorea or chorea minor.
A candelabra (sometimes candelabrum) is a candle-holder which holds more than one candle.
It is sometimes known as a candle tree.
Candelabras may be used in homes or in religious settings, such as churches and synagogues.
Today, the word candelabra is also used to describe an electric light fitting which contains many small bulbs.
A candelabra may be seen in the background of the painting on the right.