Tag Archives: Events of the year

May Day

It’s amazing what the first day of May means to different people. I wished my wife happy May Day this morning. What’s so happy about it? The Feast of Work? Or if you’re extreme right, Joan of Arc? Joan of … Continue reading

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April Fools Jokes

I haven’t told any and they don’t really correspond with my sense of fun. The April Fools Joke has to have some measure of credibility to it, to have people going for a while. Here in France, they call an … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013

I would be extremely surprised if any of you readers would be coming to my chapel hundreds or thousands of miles from your homes. My services will be of an extreme simplicity, and you are welcome to be with us … Continue reading

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Ah, begorrah

It be Saint Paaatrick’s Day, to be surrre! I wish any Irish readers a happy feast day, in spite of the fact that the feast is displaced by Passion Sunday and has to be transferred or merely commemorated. I celebrated … Continue reading

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Snowed In

A couple of days ago, the subject was Linked In – now it is Snowed In! It doesn’t only happen in the northern US and Canada. England and France got it right in the neck from Scandinavia and Germany. We’re … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day

I missed it yesterday, but Holocaust Memorial Day is something of great importance to us in Europe. It provides an opportunity for us to learn from what the Nazis did during World War II and the entire philosophical and political … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wish my American readers a happy Thanksgiving. Whatever this tradition and feast mean to each of you, I wish you a good and holy day. On this 22nd November, it is also the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the Patron … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

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Halloween

Of course the old Saxon word means Hallow Even, the Eve of All Hallows, the Vigil of All Saints. The Germans still say Heilig for holy or saint. But we must not forget that All Hallows and All Souls have … Continue reading

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October Snow

We live in a part of the world where the weather is temperate, and we don’t have extremes like hurricanes and tornadoes. It can get rough at sea with force 9 gales and 10-foot waves, but that’s as bad as … Continue reading

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