No-Shave November: Saints Edition

Bearded Saints of Heaven and Warriors of the Lord.
Sporters of Fantastic Beards and Words of Wisdom…
Let’s just say that the saints in Heaven know
how to celebrate No-Shave November
in quite classy ways.  


Saint John the Baptist reminds fellow bearded
men that it is always wise to match one’s
coat with one’s beard..both in color
and in texture.
Saint Augustine speaks for himself, saying,
“The beard significance the courageous; the beard
distinguishes the grown men, the earnest, the active, the
vigorous.  So that when we describe such, we say,
he is a bearded man” (exposition on Psalm 133,6). 
In anticipation for the chilly December months ahead,
Saint Nicholas also sported a beard while giving gifts
to children and saving others from being pickled, not to mention
laying down the law with some heretics.  All in day’s
work, Saint Nicholas.  All in a day’s work.
Saint Jerome may not have been able to
stand people and was in the possession of a crazy
temper, but that was more than made up for
in the majestic flow of his beard.  
“Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy,
to offer your bodies [implied, beards] as a living
sacrifice, holy, and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual
act of worship.” (Romans 12:1)
       
    Christ gazes lovingly at the beard of his foster father. 
    Beards are Jesus approved. 
    Ever the hipster, Saint Pope John Paul II shaves,
    yet still remains as classy and inspirational as ever.
    How does he do it?
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