Today is All Saints' Day. No worries, though; I don't have plans to get religulous with you. We're not drinking with those saints; I'm talking about some of the following saint-related beers and breweries. And while we may be talking about saints, let's agree up front that we won't be discussing St. Ides....more
Win or lose, the Saints playing in the Super Bowl is like a healing, a laying on of hands for New Orleans, La. As I wrote on Twitter February 4, followed by hash tags #whodat and #Saints, "Super Bowl mania hangs in the air, palpable like Mardi Gras beads in trees, like August here, thick and hot, like a good rain."
When I was a little girl and still Catholic, the masses were held in Latin. I would sit in the incense-filled church, surrounded by the comfortable blur of faith sounds, and read my St Joseph's Daily Missal, a book that had the mass, translations of the Latin, prayers, information, theology and my favorite part -- a whole big section at the back called "Lives of the Saints". I would read that over and over, looking for stories about holy girls and women. This was one place in the church that women (other than Mary) were revered on an equal footing with men.
The idea of sainthood has been on my mind all week. I remember sitting in the back of our Polish Roman Catholic church as a kid, reading my St Joseph's Daily Missal. This was pre-Vatican II, when the masses were still in Latin, the incense was heavy, the nuns were tyrants who must be obeyed and the priests could do no wrong.
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