Thursday, August 4, 2011
August 4 -- Feast of Saint Sithney
Sithney was a sixth century monk who emigrated from Brittany to Britain. The legend says that the Good Lord tapped him to be the patron saint of girls seeking men to marry. Sithney protested, saying that there would be no rest for such a saint. In fact, he said, he'd rather be the patron of mad dogs than nubile girls. Done, said the Lord.
Water from Sithney's well is given to sick and distempered dogs as a curative.
Posted by Tom Major at 4:00 AM