The Catholic Casting Company was credited with creating the statue of Saint Fidgeta for her shrine in Tormento, Italy (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 12).


Casting is a manufacturing process where liquid material is poured into a mold and contorts the hardening liquid into a desired shape[1].

No company such as this existed, though its location in Chicago was no doubt chosen because of Bellairs’s close association with the city during the time the book was written and published.


  1. Wikipedia: Casting