Category Archives: Saints

saints of july: way-back great-grandpa canute the holy, king of denmark

Among saints who celebrate a feast day in the month of July is my roughly 26th great-grandfather1, King of Denmark Canute IV of Denmark (born circa 1040–murdered July 10, 1086, as he knelt in front of the altar of Saint Alban’s Church in … Continue reading

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favorite name: bridget, saint of sweden

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 6 prompt:  Favorite Name. ___ Favorite name, favorite name…  This one stumps me.  I don’t have a favorite name.  (I found choosing one for my own child tortuous; there are so many.)  Currently, my ears particularly … Continue reading

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regent of kiev, saint olga (52 Ancestors #3)

Theme, Week 3 (Jan. 15-23):  “Tough Woman” ——————————————————————————- “Tough” sums up my 32nd Great-Grandmother St. Olga of Kiev (ca 890-July 11, 969 A.D. Kiev) as surely as it does, oh, Al Capone? Bugs Moran? Dillinger? “….a cruel and barbarous woman [who] scalded … Continue reading

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