Saint Anne

July 26th is the Roman Catholic Feast Day of Saint Anne, mother of Mary, patron saint of Brittany, Canada, Detroit, Taguig, Hagonoy, Bulacan, Kurunegalle Catholic Diocese, Sri Lanka; Fasnia (Tenerife); Mainar; unmarried women; carpenters; child care providers; childless people; children; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lace makers; lost articles; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; and teachers. She’s got a lot on her plate.

Saint Anne with the Virgin Mary, circa 15th century

Christian Egenolff, the Elder

An early printer and publisher, Christian Egenolff, the Elder was born on July 26, 1502.

Plate from “Herbarum, arborum, fruticum, frumentorum ac leguminem” published by Christian Egenolff (1502-1555)
Title page of “Herbarum, arborum, fruticum, frumentorum ac leguminem” published by Christian Egenolff.

Stanislaus of Szczepanów

Roman Catholic Saint Stanislaus the Martyr was born on July 26, 1030. He was the Bishop Kraków, and canonized by Pope Innocent IV on September 17, 1253. He is the Patron Saint of Poland, Kraków, and moral order.

I love that saints are given jobs, don’t you? Oh you were extra good in life, here is an extremely tedious job monitoring adherence to rules that humans are notoriously terrible at following and you will have it for eternity. Where can I sign up?

Saint Stanislaus