Beer BlessingReminder: As most of you already know, our friends Ricky and Renee are getting married this weekend in Athens. Folks are coming from all over the country, and Terrie and I will be bringing the kids for what will probably be one of our last family visit to the People's Republic for a long, long time.
From the Rituale Romanum (no 58)
Bene+dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen
Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, that Thou hast been pleased to bring forth from the sweetness of the grain: that it might be a salutary remedy for the human race: and grant by the invocation of Thy holy name, that, whosoever drinks of it may obtain health of body and a sure safeguard for the soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
So come out to the party on Saturday night. And somebody get Father Pat a copy of the Beer Blessing.