Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles

The (Catholic) patron saint of cats is Gertrude of Nivelles. Most people know about the patron saint of all animals, St Francis of Assisi (after whom San Francisco is so named).

St Gertrude was born in 626 in Landen and died in 659 in Nivelles (Belgium).

When some cats wander and lose their way home, their human say a prayer to St Gertrude for their safe return.

If you enjoyed reading this, let me know. You can email me at keisercat@wildmail.com


Blogger Ankhorite said...

I am sorry to see the heading note about your Keiser. She must have had a fine life, to have lived so long.

I found your site while looking for references to St. Gertrude of Nivelles.

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