Chronarchy (chronarchy) wrote,

The Feast of St. Barbara

Tonight, December 4, 2006, at 8 PM, you are cordially invited to my house for a feast.

Yesterday, I went up to Toledo with tesinth, who needed someone to drive up with him but hadn't heard back from anyone who had expressed interest, so I became his last resort. :) On our way back down, we stopped at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation and raided their gift shop.

During our raid, we discovered that Catholic school girls are really just like every other kind of girl: they talk about boys and who is dating who (two of them were working the checkout line in the gift shop). Apparently, one spent time during checkout checking me out, or so tesinth says. I'm not sure how I feel about a sixteen year old girl checking me out, but hey, at least I wasn't checking her out.

Also at the shop, I picked up a few items related to St. Barbara: two more medals and a card with a devotional prayer on it. The card also had a feast date for St. Barbara on it: Dec. 4.

"Hey, her feast is tomorrow!" I said, as a bright light shone down from heaven and lit up the world around me.

Okay, so that last paragraph didn't quite happen like that.

But because she is one of my two patron saints (the other being St. Gulik), I feel it appropriate to honour her in some way today (especially since her feast day was, apparently, removed in 1969). And since I don't know what exactly goes on during a Catholic Saint's Feast Day (having never been Catholic), I'm going to make it up as I go along.

So tonight, join me for a dinner that will probably be generally Italian, Greek, or Turkish in food (she's from Asia Minor and is a Roman Catholic saint, so I'm a bit unsure what to cook), some prayers to a Catholic saint, and we might just blow something up.

RSVP (with number attending) is three methods:
  1. Reply to this journal entry.
  2. E-mail me or use the form on my website
  3. Call me and let me know you'll be there.
All RSVP's need to be received by 4 PM today so I can make sure that I have enough food on hand and enough time to mail out directions to those who need it.

If you have my cell phone number, you can call me after 4 PM to RSVP, but not too late, as I may have to regretfully decline your presence if I've already bought food for a certain number of people.
Tags: friends, house, piety, prayers, rituals, schoolgirls, st. barbara

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