Sunday, July 16, 2006

Heamorrhoids

Yes a word on everyone lips...or more appropriately - bum!
Why I raise this subject is that I was watching a program on Mother Teresa last night and the point was made that there is a Patron Saint called FIACRE whose patronage is that of heamorrhoids - I thought that this was something too good not to share. He is also the saint of barrenness; box makers; cab drivers; fistula; florists; gardeners; hosiers; pewterers; piles; taxi drivers; sterility; syphilis; tile makers and venereal disease.
Obviously he did not stand in the right cue when God was giving out patronages...
You can't miss him though - he is the one that appears in statues with a spade in his hand and surrounded by vegetables.

3 comments:

Anchell said...

Hmmmm, no wonder he's got hemamorrhoids then....

Elizabeth said...

he is also Prues patron saint......

me x

Severina said...

Wish I'd known about the saint when I was in my 48 hour labour ! The scars are still there :) SEV