June 22, 2005

~ June 22 ~

Today the Church celebrates my patron saint's birthday into Heaven!

I feel a deep affinity for St. Thomas More. He didn't volunteer to become a martyr, doing everything he could think of to avoid it but not flinching when it was required. He was also a man with a strong libido. And I deeply appreciate that I get to share his name and my earthly birthday with his heavenly one.

He was the person of the greatest virtue these islands ever produced
-- Samuel Johnson (quote via Sancta Sanctis)

St. Thomas, pray for us!

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