Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Feast Day of St. Edward the Confessor

Is it possible to be cursed by a saint?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketEver since he was canonized by Alexander III in 1161, St. Edward the Confessor has been the patron saint of Britain's Royal Family. However, in light of his own unhappy coupling to Edith of Wessex - which may, in fact, never have been consummated (thus the unhappiness) - he is also the patron saint of separated spouses and difficult marriages.

Which means, I may have inadvertantly stumbled upon the connection that has eluded courtier and Queen alike, lo these past twenty years.

Also, the ultra-English Edward used to be the patron saint of England; until 1348, that is, when he was usurped in that role by St. George - who was Palestinian!

Something to think about... Well, something for me to think about anyway; I understand the rest of you have lives and that.
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1 comment:

historyforest said...

Interesting! Reading closely the accounts reveals all sorts of things!