Tuesday, July 29, 2008

St Martha the Dragon-taming Saint

Saint Martha: Note dragon.
tip to Linda at Under the Gables

"Despite her reputation as a domestic saint, invoked for helping cook, running a household and maintaining the family peace, she's also a dragon-taming saint," and in her portraits she is always portrayed as having tamed a dragon who lays at her feet. Such is the civilizing achievement of Saint Martha.

If only Jill Bolte-Taylor (from my previous post) had spent more time getting to know Martha and Mary instead of being in the science lab all the time I truly believe her experience with the stroke would have been even more revealing.

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