Well, celebrate it later, obviously. The church calendar is full of appropriate saints, February 22 has a couple of particularly good ones, and Sunday is in general better than Saturday for this kind of thing. You could let yourselves be led by Baradates, who took “God is love” pretty seriously:
Baradates lived in a tiny hut, too small for him to stand upright, and he wore a leather garment that exposed only his mouth and nose.
Or you could put into practice the example of Margaret of Cortona,
the patron saint of the falsely accused; hoboes; homeless; insane; orphaned; mentally ill; midwives; penitents; single mothers; reformed prostitutes; stepchildren; tramps.
And people say I don’t care!
- Patron saint of Barcelona swapped because of climate change?
When the original cathedral was consecrated in 1058, it was dedicated to the Holy Cross and to St Eulalia, who on
- Hsieh Ch’ing kao on Spain and Portugal
From the The Hai-Lu (1783-1797), as quoted on this page on this excellent site, again via TdiT: Portugal (called Ta-hsi-yang, or Pu-luchi-shih
- Kalebeul’s one and only reference to the US presidential elections
A little thing by Orson Scott Card, via Kalebeul’s DJ-guru, Irwin Chusid. Apparently I’m about to become a multiple uncle AND
- The bombing of Sant Felip Neri/San Felipe Neri
Barcelona often prefers myth to history. Someone once told me with tears in his eyes how, after Franco arrived in Barcelona,
- Time for Spain to adopt the Western calendar?
Mañana will do.