Friday, August 17, 2012

MORE SAINTS WHO PROTECT OUR DOGS


Saint Roch is the patron saint of dogs. (Click here to read more about him in my August 1, 2012 post.) But other saints look after our pooches' welfare, too.  These are some religious icons my sister made and donated to her local humane society in Lawrence, Kansas, for their 2011 auction. 


Saint Dominic
Saint Dominic
The story goes that before Saint Dominic's birth, his barren mother made a religious pilgrimage and dreamed that a dog leaped from her womb carrying a torch in its mouth, predicting her son would set the world on fire.  Whether he lived up to  his mother's expectations is not known.



Saint Sebastian of Aparicio
Saint Sebastian of Aparicio 
The patron saint of safe journeys and driving fast with your head out the window.


Saint Ubaldus
Saint Ubaldus
The patron saint of demonic possession. Is it a coincidence that my sister's dog, Dotty, is in his lap? I think not.

This year's  Lawrence Humane Society fundraising auction is September 28, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. The icons are just beautiful. Have a wonderful Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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