Blessed Saint Creola appears in a village where, they say,
A woman has borne a stone baby.
No suitable bassinet can be found, and so the stone baby is placed
In a wheelbarrow. Religious graffiti soon covers it.
The mother is unhappy. Her baby does not have babysoft skin.
He does not smell nice. He seems to belong in a quarry.
Driven mad by having to lift her baby with a hoist, she takes him to bathe
In the lake near Saint Creola's shrine, but of course,
He sinks immediately to the bottom. A tow truck hauls him out
On the end of a good sturdy chain; the good news is
That the stone baby has no injuries. No skinned knee, no
scraped elbow. Still, he cannot play with the other children
Out of fear that he will will topple over on them. Sitting by himself,
He is accosted by the village bully, who hits him, breaking his own hand.
"Beautiful Saint Creola," cries the mother. "I have given birth to a
Cannon ball. His own weight breaks his bed. What can we do?"
It is said by those who were there, that the lovely and holy Saint Creola
Took up the stone child in her slender arms, and prayed over him,
Turning him to a cloud, which disappeared into the open blue sky.
In time, the child's mother gave birth to numerous birds,
Unmatched in the perfection of both their feathers and their souls;
"Behold, I give you sisters to bear your spirit up to God," spoke the mother.
It is another miracle of the celebrated Saint Creola...
Birds and brother, wheeling upon the very countenance of the Divine.
for Ella's mini challenge at Real Toads.