Simmel Cake and Saint Judas

This morning, half watching a cookery show, I heard Mary Berry talking about how there were only 11 disciples on the Simmel cake. The reason being that of course they would not allow a traitor such as Judas to decorate such an auspicious cake. That got me thinking and I looked back on a postContinue reading “Simmel Cake and Saint Judas”

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Saint Judas

  Saint Judas When I went out to kill myself, I caught A pack of hoodlums beating up a man. Running to spare his suffering, I forgot My name, my number, how my day began, How soldiers milled around the garden stone And sang amusing songs; how all that day Their javelins measured crowds; howContinue reading “Saint Judas”

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary

  FAITH The museum is an empty house, a dead lifestyle. In the living room, pictures of Jesus forlorn, an old rosary hanging over the bed. This how we lived in old days, they tell me. I understand old ones die, like you did, Aunty, the way your soul left your body, blank on bleached sheets, theContinue reading “October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary”

September 30 – Our Lady of Beaumont, Lorraine, France (12th Century)

  “Joan Of Arc” Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc as she came riding through the dark; no moon to keep her armour bright, no man to get her through this very smoky night. She said, “I’m tired of the war, I want the kind of work I had before, a wedding dressContinue reading “September 30 – Our Lady of Beaumont, Lorraine, France (12th Century)”

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