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Friday, October 24, 2008

What Would Jesus Brew?

Beer!! Drink of the Faithful. Of course, the glorious St. Brighid of Kildare* (see below) turned water into beer, a lake of beer for the King of Kings, as the story goes, providing ample evidence that Celtic saints are surpassingly holy and down-to-earth simultaneously.

QUOTE Shortly after the doors opened on the 27th Great American Beer Festival, a crowd congregated at the booth offering that and other pours from The Lost Abbey of San Marcos, California, where the tap handle is a Celtic cross and the legacy of beer-brewing monks endures.
Standing under a banner promising "Inspired beers for Saints and Sinners Alike," proprietor and former altar boy Tomme Arthur had a confession: He's using God to sell some beer.
"It's the oldest story ever told -- the struggle between good and evil," said Arthur, 35, a product of Catholic schools in his native San Diego. "There is a battle being waged between those who make good beer and those who make evil beer."

* She was a brewer and lover of the drink. Her miracles include conjuring beer from the ether and multiplying barrels. With a single cask she kept almost twenty churches in the drink for the duration of an Easter long weekend. On another occasion she turned bath water miraculously into beer to quench the thirst of a leper colony.

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen +

I would like a great lake of ale, for the King of the Kings

I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us.

I would like an abundance of peace.

I would like full vessels of charity.

I would like rich treasures of mercy.

I would like cheerfulness to preside over all.

I would like Jesus to be present.

I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us.

I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts.

I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord; that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me.

I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.

I would like to be watching Heaven's family drinking it through all eternity.

- Saint Brighid of Ireland

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