Saturday, July 25, 2009

"St James and strike for Spain"

Santiago y cierra España ("St James and strike for Spain") has been the traditional battle cry of Spanish armies.

St James the Moorslayer, one of the most valiant saints and knights the world ever had ... has been given by God to Spain for its patron and protection.—Cervantes, Don Quixote

And what have we done on this day, the feast of St James?

Well, Anthony has had a friend over for the night. They have played games, while I was at Adoration this morning. Then, I rushed everyone out the door, to go to St Benedict's, Broadway for a Sung Latin Mass and veneration of a relic of St James.

For as we advance in the religious life and in faith, our hearts expand and we run the way of God's commandments with unspeakable sweetness of love. Rule of St Benedict

We called into the Powerhouse Museum to explore exhibits (the kids) and to sit in the Members Lounge (me) , drink coffee, finish off prayers, text, contemplate my vocation as a mother and wife ( I have some tweaking to do, in these roles. As always.). And read the newspaper . Felt very decadent and lazy - no workout yet!

Plan on doing yoga this afternoon. And maybe cook something Spanish in honour of St James ~ St James is the Patron Saint of Spain.

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