ACTION ITEM BELOW!
Today is the feast of St. Etheldreda, a 7th c. Angl0-Saxon. In some accounts she is portrayed as a “warrior queen”. I don’t think she’d like modern day feminists one little bit.
A long-time reader and commentatrix here is Supertradmum, who has a blog entitled Etheldreda Place. While she is of these USA, her son is a seminarian in the UK.
I think I am not stepping out of bounds if I ask that you join to your many daily petitions, also one for Supertradmum, who is undergoing a financially rocky time (and is pretty much homeless). I hope she figures out how to get some sort of electronic donation thing going. I really do. She needs some assistance from us, I think.
UPDATE: ACTION ITEM – She figured it out. She now has a GoFundMe button! Please use it?
Also… in the Novus Ordo calendar, it is the feast of Sts. Zacchary and Elizabeth, parents of St. John the Baptist. That makes sense since today is the Vigil of the Baptist! St. Zacchary’s tomb is in Venice. Here is a fairly recent pic.