Thursday, March 20, 2003

20 MARCH

. . . . is the feast of St. Cuthbert. He is one of the patron saints of sailors, particularly in England. Until the Reformation he was one of the most popular saints in England. Originally a monk of Melrose, he became bishop of Hexham and later abbot-bishop of Lindisfarne. There is a walking tour outlined here that goes (for 62.5 miles!) through areas associated with St. Cuthbert. The pictures make me want to pack up my walking shoes and my border pipes right now.