Thursday, January 2, 2014

Our New Friend Acca

This year we used Jennifer Fulwiler's Saint Generator to choose a patron saint for the year.  We ended up with the unpronounceably-named but fascinating St. Acca of Hexham, an abbot, musician and scholar from 7th century Northumbria. He is credited with bringing Roman chants to England - neat.  His only extant writing is a single letter, so I guess we'll have to read St. Bede, who dedicated several of his theological works to Acca.

 Seems a weirdly appropriate choice for us.  St. Acca, pray for us!

St. Acca is second from the left.

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