Saturday, February 26, 2011

Patron Saint of Woolworkers

Hello, my friends!

As I mentioned before, we are in the midst of our free month of Netflix and therefore watching excessive amounts of movies and TV shows.  I did take time this morning for prayer and I learned something new.  The Magnificat has an article each month on a piece of sacred art.  This month it is the depiction of Saint Blaise in the Sistine chapel. 
You probably knew this, but I didn't:  St. Blaise is the Patron Saint of woolworkers because of the instruments used for his torture.  Those scary-looking spiky combs are used to comb out wool in preparation for its being spun into yarn.  Not something I would want to be tortured with.  Now I have a new Patron Saint!
Have a great weekend!

P.S. St. Catherine looks like a swimmer on the 1976 East German Olympic team.

1 comment:

  1. Nope, I didn't know that either.

    Do you have a set of sock needles that I could borrow for non-sock weight yarn for my first pair of socks?????