Three Favourite Blogs For March!

Three sites, three bloggers that I'd like to recommend as my favourites for March. Please give them a view, a nod, a wink.   https://ivors20.wordpress.com Ivor describes himself as an amateur poet from Geelong. And, by amateur, I understand him to mean in the true sense... Amateur: 18th cent., from French, from Italian amatore, from Latin … Continue reading Three Favourite Blogs For March!

Saints of The English Year – St. Blaise.

February 3rd. St. Blaise was widely popular in Britain from the eighth century to beyond the Middle Ages, although nothing for certain is known of his life. He is believed to have been Bishop of Sebaste in 4th century Armenia, but stories of his martyrdom and miracles are later inventions. According to these stories, while … Continue reading Saints of The English Year – St. Blaise.

Saints of The English Year – St. Bridget/Bride.

February 1st. In Ireland, Brighid, who died around the year 525, is second only in popularity to Saint Patrick, and her feast is a day of widespread celebration. She was of humble origins, was baptised by St. Patrick himself, and later became a nun and first abbess of Kildare. Little is known of her beyond … Continue reading Saints of The English Year – St. Bridget/Bride.

Saints of The English Year – St. Paul.

January 25th. Saint Paul was important enough in Church history to receive more than one feast day; June 29th is his main day, which he shares with St. Peter, while January 25th commemorates his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus. In the secular sphere, it was said that the weather on this day … Continue reading Saints of The English Year – St. Paul.

Saints of The English Year – St. Vincent.

January 22nd. Little is known of Vincent of Saragossa apart from the fact that he was martyred for his faith in AD 304, but he was a widely popular saint across Europe and in Anglo-Saxon England. In English tradition, his day is only remembered in weather predictions, most of which agree that sunshine on the … Continue reading Saints of The English Year – St. Vincent.

Saints of The English Year – St. Agnes.

January 21st. Agnes was a Christian martyr who died in Rome c.350. Very few facts are known about her life, but later legends describe her as a particularly good-looking thirteen year old girl who refused to talk of marriage because she wished to remain a virgin and dedicate her life to Christ. She confounded all … Continue reading Saints of The English Year – St. Agnes.