Monday, May 13, 2013

Felines Have A Saint

We Catholics are known many things, a long rich, and some times turbulence history, religious reform, charity to others, and the saints. In fact, we have so many saints that at times we are even surprise by their name, history. and number. Below is St. Gertrude of Nivelles the patron saint of cats. Her feast day March 17, this Friday to be exact.

While St. Gertrude of Nivelles is the patron saint of travelers, gardeners and cats, and against rats and mental illness, she should not be confused with Saint Gertrude of Helfta (Gertrude the Great) whose feast day falls on November 16 and is the patron saint of the West Indies.

In addition, Saint Roch is the patron saint of dogs. His feast day is August 16,, and St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint to all animals, and October 4 is his feast day.

'Tito Two'

The current background photo is of 'Tito Two'. he was my only friend and companion for the three and a half years I lived alone. I...