Monday, April 12, 2010

On This Day...Feast Day of Saint Erkembode

Every day is a Feast Day in the Catholics church, and Irish monk then priest then bishop Erkembode shares his day with 9 others in the Catholic list of beatification. Erkembode was a travelling monk who rose to become bishop of Therouanne, he held that position for 26 before his death in 734.

The photograph is of Erkembode's tomb in Saint Omer Cathedral. His shrine is visited by the parents of crippled children, who leave pairs of their children's shoes on his tomb as an offering for the healing of their children.

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