St. Denys was a 3rd century bishop sent to Paris to convert the Gauls. He was so good at his job that the pagan priests had him beheaded him with a sword on Montmartre rather than risk any more of their people being converted. Legend has it that his devotion to his calling was so great that he promptly picked up his head and walked the six miles to the hill's summit, preaching his final sermon the entire way. The Saint Denis Basilica was erected over the place where his sermon finally ended. He became the patron saint of Paris and his feast day has been celebrated there on October 9th since at least 800 AD.

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Hosted by: Shire of Shadowdale

When: Saturday, October 8th

            Site opens at 8 am and closes at 7 pm

Where: Cosgrove Institute

             2009 400th St

             Oxford, IA 52322

Event steward: Lady Aritê gunê Akasa

                          MKA Jessica Miller-Camp

                          205 Myrtle Ave, Apt 4

                          Iowa City, IA 52246

                          (319) 331-1797

                          e-mail

Site is discreetly damp

Pets allowed on grounds, but not inside

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