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    SA says;
    Well you looked so stylish I thought you batted for the other camp - thats like the ultimate compliment!

    I couldn't imagine you ever having a hair out of place!

    n5gooner is awarded +5 Xeno Geek Points.
    (whatever these are)

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      St. Adrian Nicomedia is the patron saint of arms dealers. It's nice to know there's a saint looking after them.

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        Today is St Oliver Plunkett day.

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          Also known asOileabhéar Pluincéad Memorial11 July ProfileIrish nobility whose family supported King Charles I, and the fight for national freedeom. Educated by Jesuits at the newly established Irish College, and in Rome. Ordained in Rome in 1654. Professor of theology from 1654 through 1669. Procurator for Irish bishops. Bishop of Meath, Ireland. Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland in 1669. Primate of all Ireland. Established the Jesuits in Drogheda, where they ran a school for boys, and a college for theology students. Extended his ministry to Gaelic speaking Catholics of the highlands and the isles of Scotland. Forced to conduct a covert ministry during the suppression of priests.

          Arrested and tried at Dundalk in 1679 for conspiring against the state by plotting to bring 20,000 French soldiers into the country, and for leveling a tax on his clergy to support 70,000 men for rebellion. Lord Shaftesbury knew that Oliver would never be convicted in Ireland, and had him moved to Newgate prison, London. The first grand jury found no true bill, but he was not released. The second trial was a kangaroo court; Lord Campbell, writing of the judge, Sir Francis Pemberton, called it a disgrace to himself and his country. Plunkett was found guilty of high treason "for promoting the Catholic faith," and was condemned to a gruesome death. He was the last Catholic to die for his faith at Tyburn, and the first of the Irish martyrs to be beatified. Born30 September 1629 at Loughenew, County Meath, Ireland Diedhanged, drawn, and quartered on 1 July 1681 at Tyburn, England; body initially buried in two tin boxes next to five Jesuits who had died before; his head is in Saint Peter’s Church at Drogheda, Ireland; most of his body is at Downside Abbey, England; some relics in other churches in Ireland Venerated17 March 1918 Beatified21 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV at Rome, Italy Canonized12 October 1975 by Pope Paul VI at Rome, Italy Patronagearchdiocese of Armagh, Ireland

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            St JANUARIUS

            Memorial
            11 July
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            Martyred in the persecutions of Licinius.
            Died
            beheaded in 320 at Nicopolis, Lesser Armenia
            Canonized
            Pre-Congregation

            With a name like that it's odd that his saints day is in July.

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              why did they choose 11th for plunket day?

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                and who is they?

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                  Originally posted by DS23
                  why did they choose 11th for plunket day?
                  No idea. Perhaps there weren't many other saints listed for the eleventh?

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                    Originally posted by DS23
                    and who is they?
                    Men in long white dresses who live in the Vatican.

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                      Guess what ?
                      I don't know my arse from an hole in the ground

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