|Southern Cross tattoo|
|Still has the stars embroidered on his cloak|
Dad was lining up a marriage to the governor's daughter, a hottie with an eye for Walt. It was perfect, except that Walt was thinking about chastity and service to the Lord. When he got wind of the nuptials, he did a runner for the woods with the help of his parish priest. The intended wasn't flattered, but his parents took it harder than she did.
He lived in the woods, attracting disciples and flies and praying a lot. Eventually his parents learned where he was. They showed up at the hermitage to talk to him about coming home. He welcomed them and talked about salvation. Here comes the happy ending...
They went home, sold all their stuff, and moved into his little hermit's village. There they lived out their days in peaceful contemplation of the Divine mysteries and the blessing they had received. He survived them for a long time and even got a heads-up for his own mortality, which is nice if you want to write instructions to your disciples.