St. Vidicon of Cathode

A mention of fictional saints over at the Lent Madness 2013 bracket nomination thread reminded me of my favorite fictional saint, whose story was eloquently told by Christopher Stasheff in The Warlock in Spite of Himself. St. Vidicon is the patron saint of engineers and is particularly invoked against Finagle and the forces of perversity expressed in Murphy’s Law and its various corollaries.

To my delight, I’ve discovered that some devout and whimsical souls (ie, persons after my own heart) have set up st-vidicon.net, dedicated to St. Vidicon and St. Isidore of Seville (non-fictional patron saint of the internet), where you can learn St. Vidicon’s story, pray daily devotions from the (non-fictional) Book of Common Prayer (ECUSA), listen to sacred music, and find books on religion and on computers.

What fun!

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