Have a Genital Disease? Well Guess What, There’s a Saint for That…

And his head’s for sale…  You can’t make this kind of lunacy up.

The severed head of a man said to be the patron saint of genital disease will go on auction in County Meath on Sunday.  The skull is allegedly that of St Vitalis of Assisi, an Italian Benedictine monk from the 14th century.  It belonged to an Anglo-Irish family from County Louth, and is housed in a Queen Anne case dating from the 17th century.

And I LOVE the next line!

There has been no official verification of the claim.

Isn’t that fantastic!  Just fantastic!  [And doesn’t the head look a lot like Jim Linville?????  Is it just me, or could this be his ancestor???!!!][via Chuck Jones on FB]

4 thoughts on “Have a Genital Disease? Well Guess What, There’s a Saint for That…

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 24 May 2011 at 12:57 pm


    There is a line of pastoral propriety, and we pastors must seek it always! 🙂


    • Jim 24 May 2011 at 1:13 pm

      really???? have you ever bothered to read, oh i don’t know, ezekiel 23…

      The Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had been defiled by them, she became disgusted with them. “She uncovered her harlotries and uncovered her nakedness; then I became disgusted with her, as I had become disgusted with her sister. “Yet she multiplied her harlotries, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the harlot in the land of Egypt. “She lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses. “Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom because of the breasts of your youth.

      flesh like donkeys, issue like horses… if you think i’m too ‘colorful’ you have more reason to dislike ezekiel.


  2. Chuck Grantham 24 May 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Who knew there were so many St. Vitalises?

    Meanwhile, where’s this one’s drining cup? Put Simcha on the case!


  3. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 24 May 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Jim: That is spiritual and Holy Scripture, itself! And we pastors should be about preaching and teaching it, and not “wallowing” in the fallen world! Yeah, I too have my own “Puritan” ideals! 😉 (Titus 1:7-10)


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