The Saint-a-Day Guide: A Lighthearted But Accurate (And Not Too Irreverent) Compendium

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RANDOM HOUSE, 2003 - Humor - 416 pages
An intriguing, witty calendrical listing of the saints’ “Heavenly Birthdays”—which coincide with our earthly ones.

Everyone knows that February 14 is Valentine’s Day—or the Feast of Saint Valentine, the Patron Saint of lovers—but in fact, every day of the year is the Feast (or “heavenly birthday”) of not just one but many Saints. The Saint-a-Day Guide is a humorous, accurate listing of each Saint’s particular “Patronage”: his or her divinely assigned, eternal interest in such earthly matters as jobs, hobbies, romances, medical problems, neuroses, and lifestyles.

All of us, Catholic or not, need to know that there is someone looking out for us. So you will be pleased to meet Saint Germaine Cousine, Patron Saint of unattractive people; Saint Fiacre, who helps hemorrhoid sufferers; and Saint Eugene de Mazenod, the Patron of dysfunctional families. And don’t forget Saint Christina the Astonishing, who watches over psychiatrists. The Saint-a-Day Guide also discloses your other birthday—the annual Feast of your Name Saint, on which you are entitled to throw yourself a huge party and no one can ask your age.
Profusely illustrated with fine art, kitsch, icons, photographs, movie stills, and drawings, The Saint-a-Day Guide provides spiritual comfort and diversion for both the faithful and the faithless.

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About the author (2003)

Sean Kelly left teaching to edit the National Lampoon. Going from bad to worse, he now writes books (e.g., Boom Baby Moon) and television shows (e.g., Between the Lions). He lives in Brooklyn, New York, a loyal Canadian exile and practicing ex-Catholic.

Rosemary Rogers is the co-author of Saints Preserve Us!, Who in Hell . . . , How to Be Irish (Even If You Already Are), Boomer Babes, and the How to Be Irish 2001 Calendar. She lives in Manhattan and always wears a Saint medal.

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