This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 24 -- Adam the Patriarch

In the Old Testament canon, there are fewer Big Dogs than Adam, the first human. We know that he is the husband of Eve, and the father of Abel & Cain. He was also the father of Seth, about whom I knew nothing. And I guess there were other children as well, though we don't have their names.

The source I was using mentioned that Adam and Eve taught Seth how to resist the temptation of evil. I suppose experience counts for something.

There were lots of other saints to choose from. Blessed Bartholomew dal Monte would have been a fine pick. Sharbel the Maronite might have also -- his post-mortem miracles were really extraordinary. But it just seemed disrespectful not to give Adam this post, even if he is somewhat less well attested.

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