Lives and Legends of the Saints

Some you may know, some you may not. They’re here because they’re among my favorites. Maybe they’ll become yours, too.

Girls in Love, Lambs to the Slaughter
St Agnes and the (sort of creepy) romance of martyrdom

A Blogger Baptism
I make my Patheos debut on the feast of St Francis de Sales, patron of Catholic journalists

Let Us Be Made Radiant
Purification, Candlemas, Groundhog Day: It’s all about the light!

Bacon and Butter and Bathtub Beer: Why the Church Needs St Brigid, Bad
Brigid of Ireland was a lady of lavish hospitality, and who couldn’t use more of that?

A Fishbone Athwart My Throat
I invoke Sts Blase and Asgar against the stifling struggles of Church and State

Invoking the Pig Man: A St Swithun’s Day Card
A saint for all weather

Lost & Found: A Prayer to St Anthony
As they took pains to remind us in Portugal, he’s St Anthony of Lisbon, NOT St Anthony of Padua!

In St Patrick’s Purgatory
How the saint’s visionary journey to hell might lead the Irish Church out of it

Magdalene the Magnificent
She’s not what Dan Brown said she was, or who you thought she was. She’s so much more.

Chiara, Lady of Light
Francis of Assisi’s soul sister, St Clare

Happy Birthday, Dear Mary!
The Feast of the Nativity of Mary is unscriptural, but traditional all the same

Castles in Spain
In the land of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross