Celebrating St. Gertrude
March 17 is not only the feast day of St. Patrick but also the feast day of another important saint. St. Gertrude of Nivelles, who lived from 621 to 659, is the patron saint of gardeners, travelers, widows, recently deceased people, the sick, the poor and the mentally ill. People call upon St. Gertrude for protection from mice, rats, fever, insanity and mental illness. But first and foremost, St. Gertrude is the patron saint of cats and cat lovers. So while you’re imbibing in a green beer or two today, give a toast to St. Gertrude.
Do you think Audrey was looking in the garden for St. Gertrude? Whatever she was watching—most likely a squirrel—she definitely was engrossed.
Audrey also will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop hosted by messymimi’s meanderings. To participate click on the Feline Friday badge.
St. Patrick’s Day
Being one-half Irish, I didn’t want to ignore St. Patrick completely. So I have convinced Cooper Murphy to come by and dance a bit of a jig for you.
Wishing all a Happy St. Gertrude’s &
St. Patrick’s Day
p.s. Sorry Kitties Blue and I didn’t do the Friendly Fill-Ins this week. Sometimes we just can’t find the right words.
Happy St. Gertrude’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, sweet pals. Hi Audrey! Did you see St. Gertrude out there?
St. Gertrude deserves to share the spotlight, Happy St. Patty’s Day and St. Gertrude’s Day! XO
Hi Audrey! Happy St Paddy’s Day and Saint Gertrude’s Day too. It’s time for the fwogs to come out of hiding at my house. I can’t wait. Shhh. Don’t tell my meowmy. She steals them from me for herself.
Happy St. Gertrude’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Audrey, you sure look cute on Watch Duty!
Happy St. Gertrude’s Day…and St. Patrick’s Day!
Happy St Patrick’s Day and St Gertrude’s Day! Mom is half Irish too.
The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
She is a fave Saint. I enjoyed this about her today. I only knew until I read these things that she was a Patron Saint of cats.
Hey C.M., can you teach me how to dance that jig? XOX Xena
St. Gertrude. Hmm, never heard of her. Should we be passing out cat treats with our beer? She does sound like a wonderful lady.
Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and St. Gertrude’s Day!
St. Gertrude was most special and deserves a celebration for sure. We love the poster – and we love that she loved cats!! My buddy Cooper looks fabulous in his greenery for St. Pat’s Day and we hope all of you have a wonderful celebration of two Saints!
Hugs, Teddy O’Kimmell
Wow, what a saint. She covers just about everything! And mama loves her for the garden. That last one might apply around here, too.
Happy St. Pat’s and Happy St. Gertrude’s!