Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hey, Zymurgian

This is to notify Zymurgian that if he were religious, today would have been a holiday:

Today's saint is Saint Arnulf of Soissons. The Patron Saint of Brewers!

According to my Saint-A-Day book:

Arnulf of Soissons was a French soldier turned clergyman. After reluctantly becoming the Bishop of Soissons, he was driven from his episcopate by invaders and moved to Flanders. When a plague broke out he noticed that the water drinkers were dropping like flies, but the beer drinkers were thriving. He hastened to brew up a big batch of beer and saved the town.

Beatified for Beer, hurrah!

Found over atI Was Just Wondering.


Jess Wundrun said...

Thanks for the linky love.

Distributorcap said...

today was the Feast of Assumption -- the only thing i know about that is that alternate side of the street parking was cancelled in the city. that is how we appreciate religion in NYC