Saints, Known & Unknown

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psalms 116.15 (KJV)

Tripadi: death of a saint

Let the angels rejoice and sing
It is the hour of homecoming
For life complete in great works welcome end


All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.


Hay(na)ku: hide the eve

solemn
All Hallows
hide Halloween costumes



St. Hubert of Liege: The Patron Saint of The Fear Of Werewolves

Lune: mythical sainthood

Do werewolves exist?
The fear does
So faith in belief


“So, we can celebrate about thirty different saints every single day of the year, or…”
“Or just have one day for all saints.”
“Great idea. Now, what do we call it?”


Fact:
There are more than 10,000 saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church


St. Giles: The Patron Saint of The Fear Of Breastfeeding

A public display
Makes St Giles shy away
What would God say
To see his creation feared this way



St. Drogo: The Patron Saint of Unattractive People

Beauty opened my eyes
It was a religious experience
Ugliness made me close them
It was a religious experience


“All Saints, yeah, I know the band.
I don’t think they were saints though.”

“Honestly! Did you hear their songs?
The fact that they became popular was clearly a miracle.”


St. Julian the Hospitaller: The Patron Saint of Murderers

What makes a Saint?
A saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness, likeness, or closeness to God.


Happy All Saints’ Day to all the saints out there!


19 thoughts on “Saints, Known & Unknown

  1. So back in the day, baby Harley went to Catholic school wherein we would not dress up for Halloween. No sir. We would wear our finest bed sheets and dress as saints. We had a shield on a piece of paper we would decorate with the name of the Saint we would dress as. It was a whole thing.

    I really loved this theme. I particularly loved the call out to the all saints band, who were pretty awful.

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    1. That is an odd tradition, but then schools like that have odd customs.

      I’m sure you can use that catholic school girl uniform as a Halloween costume now.

      Thank you. You know, I think that band have reunited 🤣

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  2. Unfortunately some unsaintly saints were powerful and used their wealth to sponsor monasteries where they could retire and buy themselves another title. Fear of werewolves and St. Drogo- wonderful tidbits.

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  3. I so enjoyed your collection of odd saints. Werewolves, really? Never heard of All Saints band; I will most likely NOT look them up. 🙂 A few weeks after we moved into our house the previous owner knocked on the door and asked if she and her son could dig up the saint they had buried under a tree to help them sell the house. I didn’t know there was such a saint and let them do it. It would have freaked me out if I had planted some flowers there and it emerge. Another enjoyable post, mouse.

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    1. Thank you. It was hard to choose just a handful.
      Good idea not to waste time on the all saints band.
      That’s a fascinating little religious undertaking.
      I’m currently rereading tom Sawyer and there are a few southern superstitions regarding the burial of sacred items.

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