Every one please mark your calendars: 9 September is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day. Okay? Got it?
From a reader…
Not beer plans, although completing this project may take a certain amount of beer also.
I have been charged with building a bier on which to transport a statue of our Lady of Fatima during a rosary procession to be held on October 15th.
First I have searched the web and have not been able to find any plans or really any close up photos of one. They are few and far between in our N.O. churches as any external sign of Catholicism has been mostly removed, so I don’t even know where to find one to view in person.
If you or any of your readers could provide some examples it would be much appreciated.
I know a platform with four poles does not seem complicated thing, however how to attach the statue is important to me, and safely transporting the Blessed Virgin Mary carries a bit of stress and a lot of responsibility. I don’t want to mess it up.
Great! I am all for processions. We need more processions. As a matter of fact, we need to revive all kinds of our beautiful devotions which don’t require Holy Mass: everyone can participate in the same ways and some don’t risk profanation of the Eucharist. Devotions can warm cold hearts. Anecdote: One day in May I was hanging around outside the Paul VI audience hall (Vatican) during a plenary of the Italian Bishops Conference waiting for my bishop to emerge, chatting with fellow journalists and the bishops’ drivers and secretaries a couple bishops who had simply fled the hall in desperate boredom. I had just been to a Eucharistic procession the day before held by the Teutonic College that went through the Vatican gardens, Swiss Guards carrying the canopy, … stunning. Deep in his chest this one old bishop rumbled “Meno chiacchiere – più processioni. … Less jabbering – more processions.”
Okay, the other day I posted the thing about shoes and you readers came up with good stuff.
How about it?
And, keep in mind that it won’t have to be this big.