Is the Avengers’ Infinity Gauntlet Actually St. Teresa of Avila’s Incorrupt Hand?

François Gérard, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons / @The_Nifemi, Twitter / Marvel Entertainment, YouTube

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In newest Avengers movies, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, a powerful gauntlet is one of the central themes of the movies.

The villain and demigod Thanos must obtain this glove and its gems in order to rid the universe of half of its population.

This glove, also known as the Infinity Gauntlet, looks almost identical to the reliquary containing St. Teresa of Avila’s incorrupt hand. 

The saint’s hand is preserved in a beautiful silver gauntlet, decorated with stones. The nuns at the Nuestra Señora de la Merced in Ronda, Spain currently keep this incredible treasure in their convent.

Here’s a photo of the relic (left) and the Infinity Gauntlet (right):

@The_Nifemi, Twitter

Here’s another photo of the gauntlet in the movie:

Marvel Entertainment, YouTube

Brief History of St. Teresa of Avila’s Incorrupt Hand

St. Teresa of Avila’s body was exhumed nine months after her death and found to be incorrupt. Over the course of many years, certain relics were distributed for veneration, including her hands.

Spain’s military dictator Francisco Franco took the saint’s relic after it was stolen from the nuns in 1937. He carried it with him everywhere he went, kept it at his bedside and died with it. The nuns in Ronda did not retrieve the relic until Franco’s death in 1975.

According to this article, “It is now back in its rightful home, housed in a darkened, locked room, set inside a silver glove that’s covered in precious stones.”

The gauntlet of Thanos is so powerful because it is a replica of the relic”

Fr. Dismas, OP, posted this viral tweet, saying that “the gauntlet of Thanos is so powerful because it is a replica of the relic of the hand of St. Teresa de Jesus.”

Here’s the full tweet below:

The Dominican priest’s full tweet reads, “Did you know that the gauntlet of Thanos is so powerful because it is a replica of the relic of the hand of St. Teresa de Jesus? / Good luck unseeing that now. / (Source: Déjale ir, Católico)”

Thousands of Twitter users responded with their thoughts. Here’s what some said:

@TineTin26817227, Twitter

This user said, She certainly is a lady of true fashion instinct! It’s lovely to see artists honoring her in such a way, after all, this lady, when she was alive, gave up all these for the love of the Lord (so lesson learnt: those who gave up their luxury shall gain them).”

@Nickarama1, Twitter

Another user said, “How cool is that!”

@jodielynngee, Twitter

This user added, “Well yesterday during Mass, the priest was preaching about St. Thomas and he tried to be funny and “spoiled” the movie. And I just realized that St Thomas sounds like Thanos now. 🙂”

Wow! What an interesting analysis! What do you think?

Do you think the Infinity Gauntlet is a replica of St. Teresa of Avila’s incorrupt hand?

[See also: Mother Teresa Was a Marvel Comic Book Hero in the ’80s!]

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