[ATL] Feast of the Saints: St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) is most popularly known as the patron saint of lost items. He is also the patron saint of barren women, amputees,  travelers, and many more found here. His passion for charity has inspired the charity activities at our event: Project Linus.

St. Anthony was almost warlike in his passion against heresy and was given the nickname the “Hammer of the Heretics.” He was inspired to join the order of the Franciscans when he learned that five friars he met in passing were later martyred. He desired to be martyred, himself, for preaching the gospel and converting the Muslims to Christianity. There is a legend that once, when no one would listen to him, he went to the water’s edge and preached to the fish. The fish gathered in large numbers to listen to St. Anthony, to the amazement of many people.

Activities

Martial Activities have been scheduled so that those who desire to fight both rapier and armored combat may do so. Prizes for rapier and armored combat will be provided by Falcon Leatherworks. Rapier will begin early in the morning – 9:30 a.m. – those who are ready on time will be rewarded with extra points added to their score.

Rapier will include a bear pit and and Afflictions tournament. The prize tourney will begin early at 9:30 a.m. – be on time and be rewarded!

Armored Combat will begin later in the day. Tournaments will be run by Count Sinclair Hawkins.

Archery will be theme-related to St. Anthony of Padua.

Arts and Sciences
All categories will require minimal documentation: What, who, when, where, why, and how. It can be as simple as a notecard or half a page in length. For information please contact Ceara of Novgorod (reshtani@gmail.com).

Fish: Anything pertaining to fish in period. One of the legends of St. Anthony is that when no one would listen to him, he went to the water’s edge and preached to the fish. Warning: Any entry which produces an unpleasant odor, as determined by the judges, will be disposed of immediately.

Moorish Spain: Anything pertaining to Islam in Spain in period. Islamic control of regions in Europe was one of the inspirations of St. Anthony’s desire for martyrdom in the name of fighting heresy.

Things You Want to Lose: St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost things. Be creative!

Open Display (non-competition): What are you working on? Share your SCA projects, both complete and incomplete, with the populace.

Project Linus
Project Linus is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” You can learn more about Project Linus by visiting their website: http://www.projectlinus.org/about.html

Contact Mistress Bríg ingen Érennaigh (ldybrigh@embarqmail.com) for information about donations of blankets, fabrics, supplies, or how you can be of help.

Blanket-o-thon
Just how many blankets we can assemble onsite through the weekend for this cause of love? Say you don't know how to sew? You don't want to tear yourself away from fighting/shooting archery/shopping/socializing? Can you spare just 10 minutes of your day to decorate a single quilt square? Together, everyone's effort makes a difference.

"Lost Items" Auction
St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost items, has "found" some things that would be of good use to you. He's so good at finding stuff that you may not have even known they were missing! All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Project Linus.

Feast
The autocrat, dubbed by some as the "Baronial Sunshine," encourages an early start to the day. Although she doesn't expect you to rise with the sun, she encourages everyone to begin the day early, and a light breakfast of fruits and muffins will be on the field from 8-10 a.m. to help get you moving.

A Spanish feast will be prepared by Les Gloutonnerie Souteneur. The food will be amazing, and you will be stuffed! For dietary concerns, please contact Victoria Pringle (victoriapringle@bellsouth.net).

Merchants
Please contact Cecelia Sperling (innisfreedesigns@yahoo.com) to reserve your space.

Autocrat
Isolda Jourdan Email: isolda.of.falconcree@gmail.com

Site & Restrictions
Clinton House. 15171 Highway 56 North, Clinton, SC 29325
No original containers for alcohol, No Pets, No open flames in the building. Smoking only in designated areas.

Directions

Take your best route to I-26 exit 52 Clinton. From I-26 E Turn Left/ From I-26 W Turn Right onto SC-56 (away from Clinton). The Clinton House is 2.8 miles from the exit.

Cost & Reservations

Rooms
There are a limited number of rooms on site, available in two sizes: Small ($30) and Large ($60). Small rooms have a double and twin sized bed. Large rooms sleep 10. All rooms have a private bathroom, and depending on how cozy you want to get your room mates, space on the floor for an air mattress. Linens are not provided. Rooms are reserved with your paid preregistration, or at the gate if available.

Questions about reservations should be directed to Isolda Jourdan Email: isolda.of.falconcree@gmail.com

Fee Type     Cost     Feast
Adult, Member     $10.00     $8.00
Adult, Non-Member     $15.00     $8.00
Youth (6-17 years)     $5.00     $8.00
Child (0-5 years)     free     $8.00*

*Children only get charged for feast if they need a physical seat.