June 12, 2008

Just because.

SAINT ANTHONY the Abbot - Patron Saint of Bacon

Protector of pigs, hermits, gravediggers and epileptics.

Saint Anthony was heralded as a modest and courteous man. He lived for 20 years barricaded in an abandoned fort, having contact with people only when his admirers broke in. Known for healing skin diseases and inflammations, he is often depicted with a pig because pork fat was used as a treatment with similar results. Being identified with pigs led the swine herders to take him as their patron. For this reason, he has become the Patron Saint of Bacon.

Our figure pictures him with a frying pan with two strips of crispy, delicious bacon.

Prayer to Assist with the Enjoyment of Quality Bacon

O wonderous St. Anthony, please bless me with an abundance of quality bacon and grant me the patience and timing to properly fry each glorious strip. Amen.

SAINT ANTHONY the Abbot - Patron Saint of Bacon

1 comment:

MARV said...

*MMmmm...bacon...* (...wait, hermits?? Hm.)