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LEGEND OF A SAINT

WHEN I WAS A VERY SMALL CHILD MY MOTHER TOLD ME TO SAY A
PRAYER TO ST. ANTHONY WHENEVER I LOST ANYTHING AND THAT HE
WOULD SOON DIRECT ME TO THE PLACE WHERE THE OBJECT LAY HIDDEN.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Found ; Hidden ; LOST ; Patron ; St. Anthony

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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LEGEND OF A SAINT

WHENEVER A GIRL HAS PROBLEMS TRYING TO FIND YOUNG MEN TO GO
OUT WITH SHE SHOULD REPEAT THE FOLLOWING OCCASIONALLY:
"ST. ANNE, ST. ANNE,
PLEASE SEND ME A MAN."

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Attraction ; DATING ; Female ; Male ; Patron ; PRAYER ; Saint ; Saint Anne

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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LEGEND OF A SAINT

WHENEVER A PERSON FINDS THEMSELF IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION
WHICH THEY CANNOT SOLVE OR WORK OUT, THEY SHOULD SAY A PRAYER
TO ST. JUDE, HELPER OF DESPERATE CASES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Helpless ; Patron ; PRAYER ; Saint ; St. Jude

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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HARVEST

SIVIETA ZOFIJA, COKTOSY ROZEFIJA.

Translated: Saint Sophia helps to ripen the grain.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; Grain ; Grain ; HARVEST ; Patron ; Saint ; Saint Sophia

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RELIGIOUS BELIEF

IF YOU SAY A "HAIL MARY" FOR EACH ONE OF YOUR TEETH, THEN SAINT
POLLONIA WILL PROTECT YOUR TEETH FROM HARM.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Keyword(s): hail Mary ; Patron ; Pray ; PRAYER ; Saint ; Saint Pollonia ; TEETH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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FIRE PREVENTION- ALLGAU, BAVARIA, GERMANY

IN ORDER TO PREVENT HOUSE FIRES, ALWAYS KEEP A PICTURE
OF ST. FLORIAN IN THE HOME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Bavaria ; FIRE ; GERMAN ; Germany ; Patron ; Picture ; PRAYER ; PREVENTION ; Saint ; Saint Florian

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Fire

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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MOTHER AND CHILD

THE CHURCH OF ST. LUKE IN BOLOGNA, ITALY HOUSES THE FAMOUS
JEWEL STUDDED PICTURE OF THE MADONNA AND CHILD WHICH IS
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN PAINTED BY ST. LUKE. A GREAT MANY MIRACLES
ARE ATTRIBUTED TO IT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BALOGNA ; Jewel ; Madonna ; PAINTING ; Patron ; Picture ; Saint ; Saint Luke

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00001968 (FALL)

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NUNS PRAY TO ST. PATRICK

WHEN NUNS ARE DRIVING IN A CAR AND WANT TO GET SOMEWHERE IN
A HURRY, THEY PRAY TO ST. PATRICK SO THAT HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO CHANGE
ALL THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS GREEN

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THIS IS PRACTICED BY THE INFORMANT'S DAUGHTER, WHO IS A NUN,
AND SAID THIS IS A COMMON PRACTICE AMONG NUNS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Nuns ; Patron ; Saint ; Saint Patrick ; Saint Patrick ; Traffic

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN ITALY, SAINTS' DAYS ARE CELEBRATED FOR PEOPLE JUST
AS THEIR BIRTHDAYS ARE.

Submitter comment: FROM GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHRISTENING ; NAME DAY ; PATRON SAINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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IF ST. ELMO'S FIRE APPEARS AROUND A SHIP IT IS A
SURE SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: I SAW THIS ON TELEVISION IN "MOBY DICK."

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME ; ST. ELMO, PATRON OF SAILORS.

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Fire
BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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