Saturday, May 13, 2006

saint kevin's glendalough

the tower
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo.
Tower at Glendalough, a ruined monastery south of Dublin that is the former domain of Saint Kevin -- which is a saint's name that, I'm embarrassed to admit, makes me giggle a little. I'm not sure why.

(I mean Francis or Patrick or Claire -- sure, those make sense. But Kevin? Kevin's the jock sprawled over the keg.)

Apparently he was a stubborn guy: According to the Patron Saints Index while praying during Lent with his hands outstretched a blackbird laid an egg in his palm. He kept his hand right where it was until the egg hatched.

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