Rev Richard Coles: Truly Inspirational Saintly Updates

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  1. I’m always entertained by the saintly feast updates from @RevRichardColes on twitter and so decided to start a storify (obvs). These go back to the end of May but there have been many, many more… if only I’d thought of this earlier!
    Feast of St Benno
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    It is the Feast of St Benno. He is the patron saint of alliteration.
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    Richard Coles
    Sat, Jun 16 2012 03:05:24
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    St Benno once lost his keys but they were returned to him by a fish.
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    Richard Coles
    Sat, Jun 16 2012 03:07:48
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  4. Feast of St Germain
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    It is the Feast of St Germain Cousin, ‘the Little Bigot’. She had a withered hand, was afflicted with skin disease and was ill treated…
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    Richard Coles
    Fri, Jun 15 2012 02:07:11
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    …by her wicked stepmother. She jumped in ponds for Jesus, but miraculously never got wet. Her relics are good for sore hips.
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    Richard Coles
    Fri, Jun 15 2012 02:07:23
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  7. St Methodius
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    Today we commemorate St Methodius of Constantinople, imprisoned in a tomb by Michael the Stammerer, released by Michael the Drunk’s mother.
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    Richard Coles
    Thu, Jun 14 2012 05:59:42
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  9. Feast of Anthony of Padua
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    It is the Feast of Anthony of Padua, patron of those seeking lost articles. He once preached on a riverbank so eloquently all the fish…
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    Richard Coles
    Wed, Jun 13 2012 03:27:05
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    …came to the surface and tried to join in the hymns. He is also patron of couples afflicted with barrenness…
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    Wed, Jun 13 2012 03:27:24
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    … so could be invoked as patron of Civil Partnerships.
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    Richard Coles
    Wed, Jun 13 2012 03:27:32
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  13. Feast of St Humphrey
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    It is the Feast of St Humphrey. He was an Egyptian lawyer in the 4th C but ran away to the desert where he was taught the faith by a deer…
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    Richard Coles
    Tue, Jun 12 2012 02:58:07
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    ….he had miraculous hair, which today Sicilians use to find lost lottery tickets or car keys.
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    Richard Coles
    Tue, Jun 12 2012 02:58:14
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  16. St Expeditus
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    St Expeditus, patron saint of procrastination, stamped on a crow lest it delay his conversion. Some say he never existed, but some…
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    Richard Coles
    Mon, Jun 11 2012 02:51:22
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    …18th C French nuns misunderstood the postman’s ‘expedite’ on a parcel of relics for the name of a saint and this his veneration began.
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    Richard Coles
    Mon, Jun 11 2012 02:51:34
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  19. Feast of St Landry
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    It is the Feast of St Landry of Paris. His tooth is preserved at St Germain. If you wave it over a splinter it pops out of its own accord.
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    Richard Coles
    Sun, Jun 10 2012 02:05:58
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  21. Feast of St Medard
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    It is the Feast of St Medard. Whenever he went out in the rain an eagle hovered over him to keep him dry. He is the patron of toothache.
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    Richard Coles
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 01:58:42
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  23. Feast of St Robert of Newminster
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    The Feast of St Robert of Newminster. Born in Gargrave in 1100, he founded an Abbey near Morpeth where he was much troubled by the devil…
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    Richard Coles
    Thu, Jun 07 2012 03:47:09
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    …tickling his brethren during services. After he died he liked to catch monks falling off ladders, if he liked them.
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    Thu, Jun 07 2012 03:47:21
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  26. Feast of St Norbert
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    The Feast of St Norbert, founder of the Norbertines. Fond of luxury, he was struck by a thunderbolt out hunting and renounced worldliness…
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    Wed, Jun 06 2012 03:51:48
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    …which so annoyed his fellow clergy, who were terribly lax, they kept running up to him and spitting in his face…
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    Wed, Jun 06 2012 03:51:59
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    ….he refuted the Heresies of the Sacramentarians in Antwerp, but then felt poorly and died.
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    Wed, Jun 06 2012 03:52:05
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  30. Feast of St Boniface
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    It is the Feast of St Boniface, patron of Germany. He actually came from Devon and miraculously invented the Christmas tree.
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    Tue, Jun 05 2012 03:26:25
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    Boniface chopped down the Oak of Donar and miraculously there sprang from its stump a fir which glowed with holy light…
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    Tue, Jun 05 2012 03:32:24
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    …for this he was himself chopped down with fifty two companions.
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    Tue, Jun 05 2012 03:32:34
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  34. Feast of St Saturnina
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    It s the Feast of St Saturnina, a charming Cephalophore of the 9th C. Betrothed against her will, when she resisted her fiance’s advances…
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    Mon, Jun 04 2012 03:52:49
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    …Furious, he beheaded her and immediately fell in a miraculous water feature and drowned. She picked up her head and walked around…
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    Mon, Jun 04 2012 03:53:04
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    …a bit before putting it down on a druidic stone. A tree miraculously sprang from her handbag and is tended to this day.
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    Mon, Jun 04 2012 03:54:01
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  38. Martyrs of Namugongo
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    As we give thanks for our good and gracious queen, today we remember a bad and intemperate king, Mwanaga II of Buganda and the Martyrs..4
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    Sun, Jun 03 2012 01:55:50
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    …of Namugongo. They were his page boys who converted to Christianity and thereafter found his (ahem) free way with them intolerable…
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    Sun, Jun 03 2012 01:56:17
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    …so he had them bundled in reed mats and burned alive. They were canonised in 1964 by Pope Paul VI…
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    Sun, Jun 03 2012 01:56:44
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    …who appears accidentally to have included one or two Anglicans. Perhaps the Ordinariate can sort this out?
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    Sun, Jun 03 2012 01:57:07
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  43. Feast of St Ronan
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    It is the Feast of St Ronan, falsely accused of turning into a wolf and eating a little girl. He inspired Sir Walter Scott’s worst novel.
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    Fri, Jun 01 2012 02:10:04
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  45. Feast of St Petronella
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    The Feast of St Petronella, St Peter’s daughter. Pestered by Flaccus, she starved herself to death and now helps out at the Pearly Gates.
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    Richard Coles
    Thu, May 31 2012 03:37:34
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