Obscure Saints

James_H

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In honour of Grenadine Gray's now regular contributions to FT and because some of them have good stories, I've started a thread about obscure Saints. I'll start with St. Frideswide, patroness of Oxford. My old school was named after her - funny name for a school.

She blinded one of her suitors because she was so pure and holy, them prayed to god to de-blind him when he was properly apologetic. Here is more from the Catholic [email protected]
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06303b.htm
 

GingerTabby

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William Dalrymple briefly touches on St Symeon Stylites in his 1997 book From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
 

uair01

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JaneD

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I spent a long time telling people that there was never a saint Jane but it turns out there was -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Frances_de_Chantal. She seems a good sort - nothing flashy, no fancy miracles, just drudgery and looking after her rellies. I don’t think you can get more obscure than that
 

bugmum

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Our village church was dedicated to St Firmin, 4th century bishop of Amiens. Apparently only 3 churches dedicated to him worldwide.
 
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