Saturday, February 7, 2009

Feast of St. Thomas More

The patron saint of our homeschool deserves recognition today. It is the 530th birthday of St. Thomas More -- patron saint of lawyers and politicians. When I was in graduate school, I lived in a former residence (turned women's dorm) owned by this saintly man in Chelsea. In the great hall hung a tapestry copy of the famous Holbein painting of the More family that I often contemplated over breakfast and supper. A short walk along the Thames took me passed his statue each day on the way to classes. I have started to read many of the books written about him (ones for children *and* adults) and even a fictional book or two. My Internet searches have failed to locate a "good" statue for purchase -- but I like the challenge of waiting for the right one to come along.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Candise, I am up late and catching up on blogs. I have purchased a couple of St. Thomas More statutes at the Cathedral in St. Louis. One for my dad and one for Keith. Next time I am there, I will look for you. You can see the one I bought at Keith's office.