Friday, August 15, 2008

Today is the Feast of the Dormition of Our Lady, also known as the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, also known as the Feast of Our Lady of Herbs.

Traditionally, we bring herbs to the church today to be blessed. Throughout the year we keep the blessed herbs, dried and hanging behind icons or tucked around statues in the house, to be burnt to ward off evil, or sickness, to add to special meals, to grace the home.

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