St. Thorfinn 8 January 2017


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St. Thorfinn

The details of St. Thorfinn’s life were discovered long after his death. He died in 1285, in a monastery in Belgium. Fifty years later, his tomb was accidentally opened during some construction work. Everyone was surprised by the strong, pleasant smell that came out of his coffin. The abbot started investigating. He found one elderly monk, Walter de Muda, who remembered Thorfinn. In fact, Father Walter had been so impressed with Thorfinn’s gentle goodness and firmness, that he had written a poem about him. Walter had placed the poem with Thorfinn in the tomb. The monks went to look for the poem. They found the parchment just as new and fresh as the day it had been put there. [continue]

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