The Canons Of Dork #7 For Nov 12, 2022

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Posted by Sarah Perkins | Saturday, November 12, 2022 | Categorized The Canons of Dork | Tagged Bookmark the permalink.

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Sarah Perkins (MSc Business and Management, University of Essex; BA Art, University of Montevallo) is a pastor’s wife, married to Harrison, and artist based out of Michigan. She recently changed from full-time work in education management to being a full-time mom to their son Scott. She is the artist behind Illustrated Theology, also doing all the art for The New Geneva, and enjoys reading, travelling, and remembering and reciting useless trivia.


  1. Tales of miracles involving the Host, or sacramental wafer used in Catholic services, were common in the Middle Ages. A story told in various forms in the 12th & 13th centuries involved a peasant who owned bees which were dying in great numbers. He was advised to place the Host among them, which would halt the disease and attract other bees to the hive. This was done, but then the bees, recognizing their Lord, built a little church of wax with an altar on which they laid the Host, and gathered around it making a wondrous melody. When the peasant discovered this, the bees stung him. A priest was called for and a miracle was declared. When all the parish had seen the marvel, the structure and the Host were carried to the church, the bees flying in ecstasy around it. In a variant of this tale, a peasant hid the Host in a tree and the same sort of marvelous manifestation happened. This church had tower and bells, with altar, chalice, and paten, and it was sent round the diocese, then to the Archbishop, the Emperor, and the Pope.

    Tales of the Middle Ages

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