Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Seeking help in high places

A commentator on the excellent Political Betting site points out that May 22nd, the date chosen for the Crewe by-election may be rather appropriate, even if inauspicious.



St Rita
Patron Saint of Lost Causes and The Impossible
Born
1381, Roccaporena, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Died
May 22, 1457, Cascia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Beatified
1627 by Pope Urban VIII
Canonized
1900 by Pope Leo XIII
Major shrine
Cascia
Feast
May 22
Attributes
forehead wound, rose, bees
Patronage
sickness, wounds, marital problems, lost and impossible causes, abuse, mothers
I think lost and impossible causes sounds rather appropriate...

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