ST JOSEPH'S DAY HAIBUN
When i was a child, calypsoes were not to be sung during the season of Lent [not so nowadays], however on St Joseph's Day one could take a break from the seriousness, and yes, on that day we could sing calypsoes and dance, in the school yard, in the street or at home. There was also a betting game we children played. In that we crossed fingers and deceided what we were giving up for Lent. Be it ice cream or cake or sweets etc and should one of us stray from this and another person or persons of the bet saw us we were in for some good slaps with the words LENT, LENT, LENT. Except on St Joseph's Day of course.
wisps of clouds -
vast azure sky lends its self
ST JOSEPH'S DAY HAIBUN © gillena cox 2018
A ST JOSEPH INTERCESSION
“Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil as you did the Holy Family.
Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ, ever fervent in the imitation of
the virtue of our Blessed Lady, your sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen.”
HAPPY ST JOSEPH'S DAY FOR THOSE OBSERVE THIS DAY AS SPECIAL ❧✿❧ You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #146, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites
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