10 April 2008

Kneeler Jeopardy

In the category of Catholicism (what else!) for $800, the clue is:

This bishop and martyr (stabbed after an attempt to burn him at the stake failed) was a convert who is reputed to have been a disciple of St. John. Critics call him "unoriginal" for his simple style. Met with the Pope about the proper date to celebrate a particular "holiday."

St. Alexander says to place your answer in the form of a question in the com box, and continue to pray some Hail Marys until the answer is revealed.

NB: Winners are responsible for any taxes from winning the Grand Prize -- having the satisfaction that they are a brainiac or at least they know how to use the internet sufficiently well to find the answer.


Vincenzo said...

Who is St. Polycarp?

Vincenzo said...

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.


swissmiss said...

Spoil sport.

However, the technically correct answer is: "Who is SAINT Polycarp."

I know, I've only ever known him as Polycarp, just dishin' some trash talk...

Vincenzo said...

Okay so do another round :}

Terry Nelson said...

I'm always too late.

swissmiss said...

Better late than never!

Anonymous said...

Polycarp? Does that mean "Many fish" or "many complaints"?

swissmiss said...

I suspect it has something to do with this parents not being too good at picking names! I would've changed it if I were him.

Although, the "many fish" could be appropriate since he was in the line of apostolic fishermen and I believe he dealt with a lot of early Church grumblings, so both are appropriate :)