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Daemon
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St. Gregory's Day

St. Gregory, a sixth-century monk who became pope, is also the patron saint of schoolchildren and scholars. In Belgium, schoolchildren rise early on March 12 and parade through the streets dressed as "little soldiers of St. Gregory." They carry a big basket for gifts and are accompanied by a noisy drummer. The young girls in the procession wear big shoulder bows that resemble the wings of a butterfly. They march from house to house, pausing at each door to sing a song and to ask for treats, and the procession always includes a group of angels. More...
Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:23:13 AM

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d'oh! d'oh!
Marguerite
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:59:58 PM

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Gregory accepted the institution of slavery and ate off of gold plates. What class do you think he advocated for? So he fed the beggars from his largess, though this action is kindly, his actions did nothing to end the system that protects and perpetuates beggary. Yet he is venerated and remembered in history. Even we are writing about him. We know nothing about those who did revolt, such as those who led the Peasant Revolt in England. Why are the real heroes not written up in a column entitled Today's Holiday?
Absurdicuss
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The kids are in it for the candy, but does anyone care who Gregory really was? I doubt it. This is the kind of crap that people do just because that's what their elders did.

Thanks Margs. for pointing out the rest of the story about Gregory.

"Now" is the eternal present.
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Those who win the war tell the story, write the history. Jesus said the poor will be with us always.

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Marguerite
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:29:29 PM

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Yes, Kenturner1, Jesus is reputed to have said that the poor will be us always, but since Jesus never committed his words to paper one has to wonder if indeed he said that. If he did then he is no revolutionary, but deeply impricated in the system. He didn't object to slavery either, not even on a moral basis. I wonder since he knew of Jerusalem being sacked why didn't know that slavery would end?
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