Usually marks the grave of a child, especially in a Catholic cemetery. The lamb always stands for innocence. Christians go a little further and associate it with the Lamb of God, meaning Jesus. Children have had little time to accumulate a roster of sins. For this reason, Catholics hold, once they have been baptized they possess the purest souls among us. (George Orwell once said: "One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up." The awe accorded the souls of children suggests that many Catholics feel that the only nearly perfect beings among us are our children.) Most lambs appear crouching. Some monuments show lambs with other symbols such as the cross, palm branches, crowns, chalices, etc. These lambs represent Jesus and those, such as bishops and other clergy, who serve Him.