Monday, June 14, 2010

A funny T-shirt

June 13 is the feast day of St. Anthony, "Doctor of the Church, Wonder Worker, Professor of Miracles."
That explains why I saw this small T-shirt for sale a few days ago at the gift shop of the big Franciscan church in Ein Kerem.
Apparently in the early 1200s Antonio had a vision of the child Jesus.
Since the 17th century he is most often portrayed in art holding the infant, but not quite like on this funny T-shirt, I'm sure.
Pax et bonum, peace and all good, to you and all at That's My World.


glduro_marieloupe said...

In Brazil, St. Anthony is the patron saint of weddings. Unmarried women make promises and spells for him on the night of June 13 to get a husband! There is sorcery very funny.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

St. Anthony usually has a lily as well as the Christ Child. This is the first time I've seen a comic rendition though.
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Anonymous said...

My grandson runs a T-shirt factory in Florida. You'd think I would have plenty of seconds but only a few. LOL

BTW. I hope you don't mind answering this question for me. I think of it all the time and forget it just as often...

Why are the things you dig for so many feet down? In other words you can dig a hole in the ground and find things some other people did here on Earth or left here.

If the buildings sink that would be one explanation. If they are simply covered with dirt from space, that would be an explanation. I suggest it is one or the other. I

I noticed the bottom of my fence is now inches deep in dirt. When it was build it was 2 inches above the ground.

VP said...

I could use this for a couple of Antonios I know, one is even a doctor.
Antonio is still a quite common name, mostly in Southern Italy.

JM said...

He is the patron saint of Lisbon. It's a city holiday on the 13th and there are street parties in old neighbourhoods all night long.

Louis la Vache said...


Reader Wil said...

I learned something new again from you! I didn't know St Anthony.
I should like to know what you are going to answer to Abe Lincoln, because I've often wondered why ancient buildings are so deep down in the earth.

Anonymous said...

What a great shirt that is. I probably would have bought one for my small son and one for me. Please have a great Tuesday.

daily athens

Dina said...

Shalom to all and thank you for your input about St. Anthony. I learned a lot from your comments.

Dear Abe and Wil,
A lot is caused by the "sands of time." It is amazing to see statistics of how much dust is imported from the deserts to Israel's west, south, and east every time we have a dust storm.

And then just normal erosion.
Leaves and plants die and make new soil.

And man-made cover-up such as
1. People throwing garbage or food scraps in a certain place.
2. Or when people intentionally fill up a built up area with "fill" in order to make a new, higher, level foundation to build something better or in line with their own religious beliefs.
3. A conquering ruler can come in and, in his anger or resentment against the existing settlement, just demolish the enemy's civilization and plow it under.

So that's how we get the different
archaeological strata in the earth.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for answering this question, Dina. So the older a find the deeper it has to be excavated.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if we get more dirt, dust and "stuff" from our galaxy and space than we create ourselves?

Arija said...

I once had a little Calabrian cleaning lady, honest as the day was long, who devoutly believed in St.Anthony, her patron saint.
I bet no-one who has ever been a mother was responsible for that T-shirt design.

Thanks for the fun post Dina.

Kay said...

That t-shirt is rather cute. Art collects t-shirts. You should see his collection.

You've taught us a lot with this post and your comments, Dina.