Tuesday, December 14, 2010


*In the Middle Ages, the Gallic Rooster was widely used as a religious symbol, the sign of hope and faith. The color blue is for our Blessed Mother. On the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, I will don this new vestment which also has the rooster on the ad orientem side. How do you like it? I think this will attract people of all liturgical stripes to our Masses, ad orientem and pro populum. What do ya think?

On some blogs I sense a real discomfort with priests who wear lace albs and brocade chasubles. I suspect those who have a real antipathy toward those kinds of vestments will really embrace this vestment as not exciting any prejudices or repressed, passive aggressive, projectionary tendencies in terms of those who are attracted to this type of vesture.

*This post tongue in cheek.


Gene said...

I fried one of those blessed birds this past weekend. First, I soaked it in a mixture of salt, pepper, and buttermilk over night, then fried it in my old iron skillet in Wesson vegetable oil. With mashed potatoes and collard greens,it was very neary a religious experience. You will get no complaints from me a...about your new vestment. LOL!

Anonymous said...

You owe me a new monitor.


Anonymous said...

OMG! Or should I say - "cock a doodle doo"!

Teresa M. said...

Fr., There are drugs that can help you. Plus, a few strategically located straps and your uh...lovely new vestment can become a nice snuggly strait jacket.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

That's great ecology too, Teresa, two purposes for one vestment! Using it as a straight jacket would really repress a celebrant! :)

frd said...

Do you think Matron let him out for the afternoon?