Every once in a while I like to dig around and find out the saints that I'm missing out on. Today's silent saint is described as:
He was born at Piacenza, Italy in 1164 and died 1229. His parents were Scottish. He was appointed to a canonry in Piacenza. Then, after his studies in Paris, he became archpriest and bishop of Piacenza.Not a bad record. Nothing flashy like bilocation or being able to fly or fighting off dragons, but not a bad resume all in all. Archpriesting should count for something.
Six years later he was transferred by Honorius III to the see of Pavia, which he occupied for 13 years. He was canonized and his feast day is 26 October.
However, the name of this saint is the awesome thing. You know how Catholic babies are supposed to have a "Christian" name? Or how those to be Confirmed may choose the name of a saint upon their Confirmation?
I present to you: SAINT FULK OF PAVIA!
|One big, bad, holy Fulk|
Bwahaha! How cool!!!
THE INCREDIBLE FULK!
WHAT THE FULK!
Oh man. Why didn't I know this in 10th grade? Totally woulda chosen it.