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, 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.

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