Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Reasons to Listen to Archangels, #4831

According to legend, the archangel Michael appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction, until Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger. The dedication to St. Michael occurred on 16 October 708.

5 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Now I am picturing the archangel Michael going "Hello? HelLOOO!" as he pokes his sizzling finger over and over at the bishop's noggin. "HelLO, are you going to build a church today? Church-building time! HELLOOO"

11:09 PM  
Blogger David Moles said...

And I think the bishop's mom should never have let him play with her trepanning kit.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Seems to me more like a reason to smack archangels upside the head, tie em up and then cut off their fingers with a pair of rusty secateurs.

Do not -- snip -- poke holes -- snip -- in my frickin skull -- snip -- motherfucker!

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Shana said...

yes, but have you seen mont saint michel? it's beautiful. totally worth the hole-burning.

and come on. you've got two bishops.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I dream of one day having the time and money to spend a few months on Mont Saint-Michel, writing a novel . . .

5:35 PM  

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