Friday, February 04, 2005


On the feast of St. Blaise, Feb. 3rd, I visited the elementary school of Our Lady Of Victories in Woonsocket to bless the young children’s throats with two crossed candles. A couple of years ago, a friend brought back a special candle from Dubrovnik, Croatia. This particular candle is twisted together at the bottom and then forms a ‘U’ Shape at the top, to fit around the neck. Of course, the kids were in absolute awe when I showed them this candle. However, one little boy took the prize with his comment. As he saw this candle, he yelled out, “hey, that looks like the thing on the football field!” He was of speaking about the goal posts, which field goals are kicked through. Needless to say, we all had a good laugh!

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