Saturday, May 02, 2009

Demon squid

From the Magnificat prayer booklet, May 2009, p. 40 :

SAINT BRIEUC (BRIOCUS)
Abbot (6th century)

Brieuc, of Cardiganshire, Wales, is said to have been born to pagan parents who permitted him to be raised as a Catholic after being admonished to do so in a dream. Following Brieuc's ordination to the priesthood in France, he returned home and converted his parents. Attracting a large following of disciples, Brieuc set sail again for France to found a religious community for his followers. Their ship is said to have been halted at one point by demonic interference in the form of a large sea monster (it may have been the deep sea creature known as the giant squid). Brieuc's prayers made the creature vanish. [...]