THREE CHILLY SAINTS:

 

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Submitted by the Man in the Tilley Hat

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In May, the Feast Days of Gervais, Mamertus and Pancras are celebrated on the 11th, 12th, and 13th respectively. The feast days are often cold and, therefore, have come to be known as 'THE THREE CHILLY SAINTS'.

An old French translation says that, "St. Mamertus, St. Pancras and St. Gervais do not pass without a frost".

Well, on May 9th, the temperature dropped and it rained with a cold northwest wind!

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12/05/2009 11:15 PM



Sunday had a high of 8C and a low of 4.4 and Monday's high was 10C and a low of -2.0. Now, this morning, it's -2C with heavy rime frost on roofs, lawns, gardens and cars ... with the highs just creeping up.

Whether it's global warming, coincidence, or whatever ... the 11th, 12th, & 13th Feast Days of Mamertus, Gervais and Pancras look as though they about nailed it!

Hmmm ... interesting.

The Man in the Tilley Hat


 

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