Severed head of the Patron Saint of Genital Disease to be sold

Solche Meldungen muss ich mir ja zwingend ins Blog kleben und überhaupt: Es gibt einen Schutzpatron der Geschlechtskranken? What the fucking disturbing-yellow-bodyfluid-herpeslike Fuck?!

The severed head of the patron saint of genital diseases is to be sold at auction in County Meath next weekend. The decapitated head of St Vitalis of Assisi has been in the possession of an Anglo-Irish family at Annesbrook House in Duleek for years now. […]

Saint Vitalis of Assisi was an Italian hermit and monk who died in 1370 and became a saint despite an early life marked by licentiousness and immorality. […] After his death he became known as a patron against sicknesses and diseases affecting the genitals.

Head of patron saint of genital diseases to be auctioned in Meath. (via The Awl)