A Saint for Pirate-y Things: St. Symeon of Syracuse

Aargh, me hearties!

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Of Highlander, Pig Brains, and Easter: Saint Beuno of Wales (d. 640)

Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe’ (Jn 20.27).

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King St. Brychan of Wales (5th century)

King of Wales, undocumented but popular saint. Brychan is credited with having twenty-four children, all saints (Catholic Online).

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Saint TBA

Dorothy Day IIDorothy Day had much to say about holiness and sainthood. She strongly discouraged talk about her own sanctity, and was famous for saying, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.”

Yet Dorothy frequently stressed the requirement that every Christian live a holy life—that saintly living wasn’t reserved to the halo crowd, but was fundamental to the Faith. “All are called to be saints, not to do the extraordinary,” she wrote. “If sanctity depended on doing the extraordinary, there would be few saints.”

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