Shut That Door!

The phrase ‘were you born in a barn’ is widely known as something to say to an individual who has a habit of leaving doors open. If you leave a door open in Lincolnshire, however, you may well hear another version of the phrase: ‘were you born in Bardney?’ The village of Bardney lies next…

Do Saints Get Angry?

Do saints ever get angry? Anger is certainly not an emotion that one would immediately associate with saints. Instead, they tend to be thought of in the image of St. Francis, surrounded by his birds and animals, or remembered through their performance of healing miracles, enacted for those seeking divine intercession. When the question of…