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April 30, 2006

Magnus of Füssen: patron saint against caterpillars

Jen walked in last night with a gleam in her eye, and informed me that Magnus of Füssen is the Patron Saint against caterpillars.


We Episcopalians sometimes make light of Catholics, but you got to hand it to them - they think of everything.

This 7th century priest is also the saint "against hail; against hailstorms; against lightning; against snakes; against vermin; caterpillars; hail; hailstorms; lightning; protection of crops; snakes; and vermin."