July 4 – Andrew of Crete; Elizabeth of Portugal

Andrew of Crete (ca. 650–712 or 726 or maybe even 740) was mute until he was seven years old, when he was miraculously healed upon receiving the Eucharist. At fourteen he moved to the Lavra* of St. Sabbas, whence he was plucked and archdeaconified by the Patricarch of Jerusalem (well, the locum tenens, meaning “crazy… Continue reading July 4 – Andrew of Crete; Elizabeth of Portugal