Thursday, October 09, 2008

St Denis Patron Saint of Possessed People (also patron saint of France)

Here is the word for the day: Cephalophoric - literally means head carrying. According to the Golden Legend, after his head was chopped off, Denis picked it up and walked two miles, preaching a sermon the entire way.

Saint Denis, whose feast day it is today, is also patron saint against headaches.


Anonymous said...

That is so cool.

St. Denis is a metaphor for the Church, in a way. A living, walking, preaching body that should be dead... should have been dead many times.

To quote Galileo,

"E pur si muove!"

Athos said...

C'mon now, let's not lose ... never mind.