Monday, July 6, 2009

That's why we drink it here

Archbishop Weakland's memoirs include a January 28, 1963 fire at St. Vincent monastery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (pp. 97-99).
By mid-afternoon the fire was subdued and we could begin to assess the damage. At about 4:00 o'clock we all gathered in the recreation room to exchange stories. I do not know where the beer came from, but, through that old Bavarian tradition we had inherited from the [monastery's] founders, we seemed able to relate in a new way to one another that late winter afternoon.

I might try rereading a few chapters with beer goggles.

P.S. 2009 Theology on Tap Schedule Announced by our Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Theology-on-Tap is a speaker series designed to address the needs, questions and interests of young adults in their 20s and 30s.

Over drinks.

P.P.S. I think there was a Cardinal Martini in the book, but it wasn't a cocktail.

In case you were wondering, it's a Queen Elizabeth Martini that's made with Benedictine.

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