O Me of Little Faith

O Me of Little Faith


Sweet Saintly Nomenclature! (Sainthood Preview)

posted by Jason Boyett

Just uploading a little bonus content from Pocket Guide to Sainthood, because I’ve just learned that users of the Internets prefer short paragraphs, bold type, lots of links, and lists.

Lots and lots of lists.

So this comes from Ch. 6, the part of the book that has lists. You will love it, apparently.

Five Combinations of Saints’ Names With the Word “Sweet,” Which Make Useful Expressions of Dismay, Surprise, or Anger (with appropriate uses as suggested by the saint’s life):

1. Sweet Anthony of Saxony! (to be uttered when being slain by a pagan chieftain)

2. Sweet Kundegunda! (to be shouted upon finding out your young daughter is being forced to marry an important man)

3. Sweet Stephen of Mar-Saba! (to be exclaimed should a bright light emanate from your body during a celebration of the Eucharist)

4. Sweet Wiro the Bishop! (to be declared when given a tract of land by a barefoot prince)

5. Sweet Sassy Zita! (to be spoken when given a laborious amount of work to do)

———–

Other Sainthood Previews:
Carmelites
Anchorites
Relics That Ooze Oil
St. Patrick
Saints with Ironic Patronages
Saints with Ridiculously Dull Names



Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting O Me Of Little Faith. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!

posted 2:25:22pm Aug. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Farewell, O Me of Little Faith
You said you had a big announcement coming today. What is it? The announcement is this: Right now you are reading the final post on this blog. Ever. Ever? Ever. So you're shutting this blog down? Well, I'm going to stop writing any new posts for it. But the blog will still be here. Th

posted 6:11:49am Jun. 01, 2011 | read full post »

My Introvert Interview
On Monday, author Adam McHugh delivered a guest post about the "snarling 8-headed monster" of the writing process. Today I return the favor -- sort of -- via an interview at his blog, Introverted Church. We talk about how my introverted personality has impacted my faith and doubt, and how the extrov

posted 3:05:36pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
When the rapture didn't occur as predicted on May 21, 2011, Harold Camping had a few options. Here is how he could have responded to the failed prediction, in descending levels of crazy: 1. He could announce that he was wrong. This is the most reasonable option and was therefore unexpected. I wou

posted 9:06:24am May. 24, 2011 | read full post »

The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
If you've ever felt out of place among all the exciting, expressive, emotional enthusiasm of a contemporary church service...or an evangelist's demands that you need to constantly be sharing your faith boldly to strangers...if it simply wipes you out to be surrounded by people all the time,  then y

posted 7:46:00am May. 23, 2011 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.