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“Perdonamose!” St. John’s Birthday Feast and Midsummer Snails

Hard to improve on this from a couple years ago.  Little changes. Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been … Read More

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ASK FATHER: No snails this year? No leaping over fires or burning witches?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For eight years (this will be the ninth) my family has hosted a party on Midsummer’s Eve, complete with sung Vespers (last four years with a priest), bonfire, homemade water slide, and much food. Once or … Read More

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St. John’s Birthday Feast, Midsummer Snails, and You. “Perdonamose!”

Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll stick with that. In the Northern Hemisphere the June solstice … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: ‘Na ciumacata! Daje!

The other day I wrote about the connection of the Feast of St. John the Baptist and SNAILS! Romans eat snails on this great feast and so should you. And so did I. A few of you sent some donations … Read More

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“Perdonamose!” Midsummer Snails, John’s Birthday Feast and You.

UPDATE: Thanks for “snail money” as JP called it, and to: GG ___ Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has … Read More

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23 June – Vigil of St. John – bonfires and witch burnings, solstices and snails

It is nice to have as your Patron the great Baptist, for I get two feasts a year, his Nativity and his Beheading. For the Vigil of St. John (today, as I write) in the old Roman Ritual the priest … Read More

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