Willies: January 2003 Archives

January 15, 2003

Does he take offerings of grapes?

A local saint in Portugal has a sense of humour. St. Goncalo of Murtosa, in the north of the country, has a reputation for curing haemorrhoids if you show him the affected part. He can also help in cases of teenage acne and his festival is particularly relevant to young lovers:

The mischievous Saint Goncalo has a loyal local following. Every June, during a festival in his honour in the nearby town of Amarante, unmarried men and women exchange penis-shaped cakes as tokens of their affection.

Mischievous saint gets to the bottom of parishioners' woes - The Guardian, 15th January 2003.

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