Drinking with the Saints: Saint Hubert

With Halloween slipping by so quietly, followed by All Saints’ Day and then All Souls’ Day, I realized it had been a while since I drafted a Drinking with the Saints post.  So, with tongue in cheek and virtual pen in hand, here I go . . . . November 3rd is the feast day for Hubert, a Frankish nobleman who was one heck of … Continue reading Drinking with the Saints: Saint Hubert

Drinking with the Saints: St. Mauritius

St. Mauritius:  Patron of Christian Soldiers Everywhere It’s time for another edition of Drinking with the Saints, blog posts that typically show up when I’m rather at a loss for words.  If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll remember previous posts dedicated to Lammas Day and St. Genesius.  Where do I get my material?  One of my favorite wine-influenced books, Drinking with the Saints:  The Sinner’s … Continue reading Drinking with the Saints: St. Mauritius

It’s August 25th – Celebrate with Saints Louis and Genesius!

Whenever I want to dash off a blog post but am unsure what to write about, I pull out my copy of Drinking with the Saints:  The Sinners’ Guide to a Holy Happy Hour.  Whether the date calls for observance of a Pagan festival like Lammas Day or the celebration of a patron saint, it’s always good fun.  Today I wanted to write, but wasn’t in … Continue reading It’s August 25th – Celebrate with Saints Louis and Genesius!

Happy Lammas Day!

August 1st was a special day in medieval times:  it marked the celebration of the wheat harvest, the golden grain from which all good things derive.  Well, that’s the way they saw it, I guess.  On Lammas Day, townsfolk would gather at the village church, toting freshly baked loaves of bread made from the new harvest.  After saying mass (the Loaf Mass, from which the … Continue reading Happy Lammas Day!