St. Kevin

St. Kevin[Another installment of “How Do My Family and Friends Compare With Their Patron Saints?” Posting Tues. & Thurs. Will you be next?]

According to the website for St. Kevin Church in San Francisco,  Saint Kevin was born in Ireland in 498. He studied scripture, became a priest (and later a bishop), and founded a monastery in Glendalough, Ireland. He was well known for patience and it is said that a bird once laid an egg in his palm, and to protect it, he held his palm open steadily until the egg hatched. His feast day is June 3.

To my knowledge, our eldest son Kevin never had a bird lay an egg in his hand. But he is Irish and more than once I found him reading the bible when I checked on him before going to bed. Family, neighbors, co-workers, and strangers have all described him as very patient. (And he did sport a long robe and long beard on Halloween.)