Thursday, August 03, 2006

God Fun: Why Catholics Are So Happy...

Jews like wine. It gladdens the heart or so the Psalmist says. You learn this pretty early when you're marrying into a Jewish family. They have prayers for wine too of course, but they're usually in Hebrew so who the heck knows what they mean. Certainly not me.

So when Paul Smith revealed that Catholics have latin prayers for beer, this didn't exactly surprise me. The English translation is below:
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.

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