Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Robert Evan Collins
December 1 is the feast day for St. Eligius, which is why he's being honored today in Inner Toob........
St Eligius is particularly honored in Flanders, in the province of Antwerp, and at Tournai, Kortrijk, Ghent, Bruges, and Douai. During the Middle Ages his relics were the object of special veneration, and were repeatedly divided and transferred to other resting-places, in 881, 1066, 1137, 1255, and 1306. A mass of legend has gathered round the life of Saint Eloi, who as the patron saint of goldsmiths is still very popular. He is the patron of goldsmiths, blacksmiths, and all workers in metal. He is generally represented as a bishop, a crosier in his right hand, holding a miniature church of chased gold on the open palm of his left hand. St. Eligius is also the patron saint of cattle and horses. (Dr. Wayne Fiscus, an intern at St. Eligius Hospital, would say that he was the patron saint of longshoremen and bowlers.)
Fiscus "met" St. Elligius in a coma dream after he was shot in the episode "After-Life"......
And to make this a "Two For Tuesday", here is the Boston hospital that was named after him..... My Iddiot friend and companero Brian Leonard secured for me these images of Saint Eligius and my VERY grateful thanks go out to him.....