The Catholic Pantheon of Saints is a pretty great thing. I’m a big fan appealing to patron saints when I (or someone for whom I pray) needs help with something – like anything. There are patrons for everything from beekeepers to women in labour; from to accountants to vintners. You have a need, we’ve got […]
Joseph chose faith over fear. He became a father to a child that wasn’t his, he protected his family from those who wished them poor fortune at best, and death at worst. That sounds like a pretty great mentor to me.
Who are the saints unknown? Everyone who just did their proper Catholic best to make good choices throughout their lives. Anonymously, in obscurity. Known only to God. And that, friends, is where the triduum of Hallowtide and the Remembrance project overlap.
Because I am always more warm than everyone else, I often wear sleeveless shirts and sweaters at work. I was at a meeting where someone saw my almost-half sleeve tats, and asked me what they were. People often ask me if there’s a story behind my wolves tattoo. Indeed there is. An old Cherokee is […]
It should surprise no one that I found the patron saint invoked against The Plague: St. Roch. Totally found him by accident. I was looking for a particular story about saints that are associated with animals. Not, like how St. Francis is the general Saint of flora and fauna. St. Roch (not the story I […]
Joyeux St. Jean de Baptiste, mes amis! The St. Jean de Baptiste celebrations have been going on in Quebec for over 400 years. It’s a celebration of French culture, but it may have actually happened because some prominent leaders in Quebec at the time attended a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and said, ‘We should totally […]
Yesterday was the festival of St. Anthony. St. Anthony is the patron saint (amongst other stuff) of lost things. The prayer to St. Anthony that I like best is: Tony, Tony, turn around, Something’s lost that must be found. Some of you might be more familiar with the Hymn of St Anthony. It goes more […]