Tuesday, June 24, 2008
...and Happy Rebirth-day to the Boy!
Today is the Feast of St. John the Baptist, and the one-year anniversary of our Little Friend's baptism. Incredible how the time has flown...our Miracle Baby continues to flourish. Thanks be to God!
Johannestag (and Johannesnacht, the eve of the Feast day) is a great traditional German Catholic celebration, with parties and bonfires (Johannesfeuer) the night before, and fabulous Bavarian music festivals to celebrate on the Feast day itself. It is, not coincidentally, a midsummer celebration, as it falls a few days after the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year. The Church fathers wisely chose this symbolic time of year for St. John's feast to celebrate the victory of light over darkness - Christ's victory over sin and our spiritual rebirth in the Sacrament of Baptism. So pop some sacred Bach onto your iPod, say your prayers, and enjoy the day!
On the menu tonight: bratwurst, saurkraut, beer, and some sort of glycemically correct dessert!