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It's Saint Gertrude's Day!
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Quote:Today Is Also ‘St Gertrude’s Day’; Celebrate The Patron Saint Of Cats


by Mel Campbell 17 March 2015


Everyone knows March 17 is St Patrick’s Day, when we are all supposed to be wearing green, eating raw potatoes with the skin on, drinking Guinness, making stereotypical and demeaning assumptions about an entire nation, and harassing women by asking if they have any Irish in them.

But March 17 is also the feast day of St Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of cats. She’s also the patron of travellers and gardeners, and protects against rats and mental illness. Basically, she’s a saint that Simpsons character Eleanor Abernathy, MD JD could really get behind.


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Today Is Also ‘St Gertrude’s Day’; Celebrate The Patron Saint Of Cats
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Everyone knows March 17 is St Patrick’s Day, when we are all supposed to be wearing green, eating raw potatoes with the skin on, drinking Guinness, making stereotypical and demeaning assumptions about an entire nation, and harassing women by asking if they have any Irish in them.

But March 17 is also the feast day of St Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of cats. She’s also the patron of travellers and gardeners, and protects against rats and mental illness. Basically, she’s a saint that Simpsons character Eleanor Abernathy, MD JD could really get behind.


Who Was St Gertrude?

Most of what’s known about Gertrude comes from her Vita Sanctae, the official Catholic biography produced to justify her worship. She was born around 626 in what’s now Belgium. Her father was Pippin of Landen, a powerful Frankish nobleman and political operator at the court of King Dagobert I. Aged ten, Gertrude feistily refused a marriage proposal from the son of a duke, “saying that she would have neither him nor any earthly spouse but Christ the Lord.”

When her father died – although sources disagree, Gertrude was probably about 14 – her mother Itta shaved her head into a monkish tonsure to deter would-be suitors from marrying into her wealthy family by force. Itta and Gertrude established the monastery of Nivelles and retired to a religious life – historically, this has been one of women’s few options to preserve their intellectual, economic and sexual autonomy. When her mother died in 650, the now 24-year-old Gertrude took on sole governance of the monastery, and was known for her hospitality to pilgrims.

She died in 659 – worn out in her early thirties, says the Cambridge Medieval History, “because of too much abstinence and keeping of vigils”. A visiting Irish monk, whose brother Gertrude had sheltered, predicted she would die on St Patrick’s Day, and that “blessed Bishop Patrick with the chosen angels of God… are prepared to receive her”. Begorrah, it was so.
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Cheer

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I'm going to drown your patron saint of cats in green beer!
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The first crazy cat lady. Instead of being pinched, you get your eyes scratched out. Pass.

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I'm drowning in sorry today as I had to say goodbye to my sweet boy on Tuesday. I didn't know I had so much love to give until he became a part of me.

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It's an invasive species with dire environmental consequences.

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...elis-catus
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House of M  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:50 PM)
I'm drowning in sorry today as I had to say goodbye to my sweet boy on Tuesday. I didn't know I had so much love to give until he became a part of me.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts and you have my most sincere sympathies M.

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BlackCat  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:55 PM)
House of M  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:50 PM)
I'm drowning in sorry today as I had to say goodbye to my sweet boy on Tuesday. I didn't know I had so much love to give until he became a part of me.

Tissue

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts and you have my most sincere sympathies M.

Thank You! It does hurt very badly. I'm going to need to find another nice boy to love, but not yet.

Tissue

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House of M  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:57 PM)
BlackCat  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:55 PM)
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts and you have my most sincere sympathies M.

Thank You! It does hurt very badly. I'm going to need to find another nice boy to love, but not yet.

Tissue

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RE: It's Saint Gertrude's Day!
BlackCat  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:47 PM)
Cheer

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House of M  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:50 PM)
I'm drowning in sorry today as I had to say goodbye to my sweet boy on Tuesday. I didn't know I had so much love to give until he became a part of me.

Tissue

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It's an invasive species with dire environmental consequences.

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...elis-catus

Yea but Australia is full of dumb women are nice who's lineage trace back to rapists and pedos...have fun with the bush family ya sodding tossers
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-17-2018 08:36 PM)
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It's an invasive species with dire environmental consequences.

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...elis-catus

Yea but Australia is full of dumb women are nice who's lineage trace back to rapists and pedos...have fun with the bush family ya sodding tossers

C.u.n.ts not "women are nice"

f*#k these inane censorship corrections
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RE: It's Saint Gertrude's Day!
House of M  Wrote: (03-17-2018 06:50 PM)
I'm drowning in sorry today as I had to say goodbye to my sweet boy on Tuesday. I didn't know I had so much love to give until he became a part of me.

Tissue

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I'm sorry for your loss
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