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Old 10-12-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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Zoot Alors I had no idea!! Yet another Florian entirely from Vienna eh??
Fascinating stuff Patti
Are you reading this our Florian??
How is your friend Valeria nowadays??
"Florian might become a martyr for Christians, commanded the Roman soldiers to tie a millstone around Florian's neck, and then he was thrown him into the River Enns, not far from where it enters the Danube.
And there Florian drowned, in an icy blue river, his flesh torn and burned, not far from Vienna. His body laid there for a while, guarded over by an eagle, until a local peasant woman, Valeria, found him. Florian was given a Christian burial at Lenz.
Since then, many legends, many credible, have grown up around Florian. Even during his life time there were reports of miracles performed by him. So, Florian has become the protector of those who fight the peril of fire with water. Ironically, only a hundred years later Christianity was declared the official religion of the Holy Roman Empire, and all heathen cults were banned.
Pray to Florian not only for protection from fire and flood, but for a good harvest and success in all struggles. He's the Patron of Brewers, that's for the pitcher of water he threw on a village to save it, and for Soap Makers.
"err umm "Patron of Brewers"



St. Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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The Saint Florian's Catholic Chuch, in Ino, Wisconsin ! Ino is pronounce................ " I Know "
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:28 PM   #4
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:50 PM   #5
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We like to attend Sunday Mass when travelling. Gives us a chance to meet some locals and see some nice Catholic churches. So now we know where to go if we're ever in Ino, Wisconsin. Good to plan ahead, eh?

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:08 AM   #6
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It most certainly is Bill.

I had forgot to mention that the pic was contributed by Patti !


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Old 10-18-2009, 12:12 PM   #7
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An interesting piece. I think I'll have to see if there's more on him. He looks to be as interesting a person as Hypatia.
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