An Advent loaf of homemade bread
A very Mary Christ Mass to all of you who might find your way to this blog.
I bet you dollars to donuts (one of my departed Dad's go to expressions)
that in post Henry XVI's Protestant England
MARY CHRIST MAESSE
meant surreptitiously finding a home of a faithful Roman Catholic
and an underground priest to celebrate Holy Mass.
How Mary morphs to MERRY is a mystery, but one thing is certain:
When the threat of the Tower of London's executioners looms,
merriment seems out of place....
Or does it?
To die for the faith...
what can be objectively merrier than that?
Imitating our Blessed Mother:
Mary kept all these words,
pondering them in her heart.
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!
* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael