Whew…this winter has taken it’s toll in so many ways. But to the good, the next series is almost completely finished! Doing something a bit different this time. Mixed Media pieces.
AND a new twist. Along with the storylines for each saint I am in process of writing a short story to be told on Twitter, that will chronicle the relics on tour and the lives they change. I’ll keep you updated!
St. Superbia The Affectatious-Patron of Distended Heads was an Artisan Sandwich Engineer in Manhattan. This job, of course, was just to be close to ‘real people’ as he worked to bring his word to the stage.
Superbia (Stan Boring) was martyred after bemoaning the shortage of locally grown, organic, fair trade wheat grass to an already truculent customer. Upon breaking into a rendition of ‘You Gotta Have a Gimmick’ (Gypsy), he was met with a fatal choking mouthful of day-old Ezekiel bread.
We venerate Superbia’s ‘gimmick’ — his commitment to ill-informed, consumer-driven vogues — with the preservation of his vast and vaporous head. His feast day is November 3rd, which is coincidentally National Sandwich Day.
St. Motus of the Zealously Credulous, Patroness of Uncritical Thinking, was a self-proclaimed civil rights activist who could be seen at any and all protests and rallies. Fist raised, sign held high, she would histrionically proclaim her message of “SCIENCE = TYRANNY.”
Motus (Roseanne Blaschko) was a founding member of Mom Calls the Shots: The Pro-Choice Inoculation Front” in Salem, OR, to advocate for a mother’s choice to be intransigent regarding scientifically-driven thinking around children’s health, including the right to freedom from having to consider the benefits of this thinking. St Motus’ doctrine emphasized the principle of obdurate individualism regardless of the situation; she gathered around her a large following dedicated to this thinking.
She was martyred by a curable illness when she volunteered to be the ‘independent variable’ in at an elementary school science fair project.
We venerate her impressionable heart, held aloft in the model of her sign-bearing hand.
Motus’ Feast Day is March 16, which allows those who venerate her to highlight National Vaccination Day. To spotlight Motus, free vaccinations will be administered to all who donate $25 or more.
St. Beneficius, Enabler-Patron of the Extra Special, was a mulitple year PTSA Golden Acorn Volunteer of the Year winner from (a Good Neighborhood), a position they used to initiate those around them into their canon of COMM(UNITY), regardless of who might not qualify for inclusion.
St Beneficius (Identity confirmation withheld) was martyred when run over by a hastily wielded Prius; Beneficius required that the driver move the Prius after finding it parked in their Volunteer of the Month spot. The driver, seized with petty wrath, responded by squashing the Saint
We venerate their vainglorious ‘No-No Zone,’ which they wielded as a Wand of Authority as circumstance demanded (and convenience allowed).
Their Feast Day is November 17, also appropriately and incidentally designated National Me Day.