Thursday, March 27
The One Exception to the Mariachis-in-Church-Rule - St. Oliver Plunkett's Head - and an Advance Screening of I Was a Teenage Virgin-Martyr
Also, pursuant to yesterday's discussion: They Saved Oliver Plunkett's Head! And some particularly histrionic images of a recumbent effigy of St. Victoria, Virgin and Martyr (saints named Victoria seems to be particularly popular among devotees of narcoleptic wax saints) from Kilkenny Cathedral, which provides her with the rather bizarre vita that she a was 14-year-old "butchered by King Constantine [?!] on her way to Holy Communion" (on the orders of her spurned pagan suitor--there's always one of those) in Rome circa AD 250. What we do know was her relics were sent to the Emerald Isle in 1845 by Pope Pius IX, and surely someone up there must be answering all those prayers. Okay, all right, this one's just creepy.