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  1. Sep 2021
    1. . As for the shoemakers, they'll rather be hanged than not remember St. Crispin on Monday

      Saints Crispin and Crispinian are the Christian patron saints of cobblers, curriers, tanners, and leather workers. They were beheaded during the reign of Diocletian; the date of their execution is given as 25 October 285 or 286.

  2. Jul 2021
    1. Among saints remembered for their peaceful relations with dangerous animals not the least is Gerasimos, shown in icons healing a lion. The story behind the image comes down to us from John Moschos, a monk of Saint Theodosius Monastery near Bethlehem and author of The Spiritual Meadow, a book written in the course of journeys he made in the late sixth and early seventh centuries.

      Looking back on these "mythical" stories of lion tamers and people with extraordinary facility with animals, one can now see that these interactions are much more common in the modern world.

      People can earn the trust of animals, tame, and even train them. As a result, we view these people now as talented rather than magical and/or "helped by god" as they may have been in the past.

  3. Dec 2020
    1. Here lies the body of St. Catharine [of Alexandria] Virgin.

      St. Catharine of Alexandria is known as the saint of scholars and philosophers. She is known to protect against sudden death. In Catholicism she is known in the Roman Martyrology on 25 November.

  4. Nov 2016
    1. The festival was integrated into All Saints Day, a Catholic holiday observed on November 1 to honor saints and martyrs.

      changed to all saints day nov 1