HISTORY OF THE CAT IN THE DARK AGES (PART 2)

CATS AND SAINTS During the Dark Ages the cat, not yet completely reviled, still had its admirers even amongst those closest to the church.  As the contest between Christianity and Paganism raged, St. Gertrude of Nivelles in 640 became known for her benevolence towards cats.  Most often pictured with rats and mice at her feet, […]