Star Wars is a religious experience for many of us, whether or not we actually feel the Force. But some artists take it even further, depicting Star Wars characters as saints, martyrs and religious icons. Check out our holy gallery.

Imperial Saints by Patrick King (tons more great Star Wars art at the link.)

Empire by Scott Erickson

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Star Wars Religious Iconography from the Detroit Fringe Festival, image by eight.blocks on Flickr.

Pope Yoda from La Nuova Figurazione Italiana

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Saint C-3PO by Lincoln, from SomethingAwful

The Blinding Of Stormtrooper (from The Blinding Of Samson) by steveRS on Worth1000.

Imperial Saints by Patrick King (tons more great Star Wars art at the link.)

Imperial Saints by Patrick King (tons more great Star Wars art at the link.)

Boba Fett Shrine by Suckadelic, from 199x.org.

Chewy & Eve by robotlick on Worth1000.

Last Supper by Eric DesChamps, via Clergy Family Confidential

Another Star Wars Last Supper by Sergej10 on Worth1000

The Ascension of Darth Vader by HoHouse on FreakingNews.

Cardinal Grievous by John93036 on Worth1000.

Monks Yoda by bingobaby on Worth1000.

Jabba The Lutheran from Cranach on Worth1000

Adam Hays' Saint Boba tattoo, from ForceInTheFlesh.

Cardinal Palpatine, by Numa Pompilius on Something Awful

Madonna Leia and Baby Yoda by Sylver on Worth1000

Baptism of C-3PO by Ddallas on Worth1000