Mike Aquilina

Boo

Thursday October 12th 2006, 3:01 am

Happy Catholic tagged me for this All Saints/Halloween Meme.

If you were invited to a Halloween/ All Saints Day Costume Party, which saint would you dress up as and why? (The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, is not an option.)
Well, since the BVM is out, I guess I’d choose Anthony of Egypt, because then I could just stay home.

Which saint or other person would accompany you to the party?
Assuming I was — as Anthony was, on occasion — dragged into the city despite my preference for staying home, I’d probably take Jerome. That way, we’d get thrown out of the party together, shortly after my companion’s first conversation.

What famous quote would help others identify you?
“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, ‘You are mad, you are not like us.'”

Describe your costume.
Whatever skins I could pull off road-kill, as clean as possible, stitched together in an orderly way. Abundant beard and hair.

Which movie or film best depicts the life of this saint?
Lots of paintings, but no movie that I know of.

What is your favorite book written about this saint or that he or she has written?
It’s a tie. Athanasius: The Life of Anthony and The Sayings of the Desert Fathers.