23 June – St. Æthelthryth – Etheldreda – Audrey (and ACTION ITEM!)



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?

Click HERE

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.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. benedetta says:

    Grateful to Supertradmum for the edifying witness of a Catholic mother acting with courage and clarity in these times — prayers to her patroness on this feast day for her work and for her son’s vocation. As to donations to bloggers, I for one feel very strongly that the laborer must be paid, and that we need to support and encourage one another with concrete acts of solidarity as Catholics, so I agree that donation buttons for regular bloggers are important — fwiw.

  2. mysticalrose says:

    Prayers for Supertradmum, from whom I have gained much knowledge and inspiration. I will definitely donate if this becomes available.

  3. Supertradmum says:

    Dear Father, I am very humbled by your plea for me….I have put my request for a long-time wanted house of silent prayer on Go Fund Me…God bless anyone who wants to help.

  4. Supertradmum: Let’s start with a couple bags of groceries and a roof over your head that you don’t have to worry about from day to day.

  5. Supertradmum says:

    Fr. Z , Amen, food is good-

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