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Oktoberfest and Michaelmas

Posted: Friday, October 25th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm in Festivites, Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | 2 Comments »

This past Oktoberfest I was wondering if there was a connection between that grand fest and the feast of Michaelmas.  Bavaria is the main part of Germany that remained Catholic after the reformation, so it was hard to believe there was no connection.  However, the current Oktoberfest stems from the royal wedding of King Ludwig […]

St. John’s Day Festivities.

Posted: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:19 pm in Festivites, Liturgical Calendar, Saints | 2 Comments »

I thought I would share a few pictures from our celebration of the Nativity of John the Baptist.  The party was last Saturday the 29th (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul) which would have also been during the Octave of John’s Nativity prior to 1955.   I’ll start by  noting that it had rained here […]


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