November 3, 2012

The Saints Know Our Troubles

From the Roman Martyrology for today:

"At Urgell in Catalonia, Spain, Saint Hermengaudius [or Ermengol, etc.], bishop, among the glorious prelates who took care to restore the church in the lands freed from the yoke of the Moors, who, at the effort and work of building a bridge with his own hands, fell and broke his head between the stones."

He is, according to Italian Wikipedia, the patron saint of bridge builders.


Cole Matson said...

I remember reading a suggestion that Thomas Merton, if canonized, be named the patron saint of electricians.

Brother Charles said...