2018-05-11 11:14 AM
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-05-11 1:14 PM
Don't church picnics serve a ton of beer?
They do in Wisconsin, but they serve beer at everything in Wisconsin.
I think the bishop was jealous?! I don’t know.
We would drink beer at picnics, fund raiser dinners, euchre parties, after parish council meetings and in the kitchen during & after Fish Fries!
2018-05-15 11:06 AM
Church Picnic! BEER
Sporting Event! BEER
Elementary School Graduation! BEER
I am a Catholic who after being VERY active in the Catholic church for 45 years, has attended a Methodist church the past 5 years. Two years ago, my running buddies, who also go to this same Methodist church, were talking about the silent auction & dinner which was being held at church. I asked if it was a cash bar or BYOB. They were horrified
I thought there would be alcohol.
I explained (a) there was alcohol at EVERY SINGLE activity I ever attended as an adult in the Catholic church and (b) the silent auction would raise at least three times as much money if there was alcohol.
One of the priests at St. Marys in College Station, came up with his own beer.....the Ale Mary....as a fundraiser. The New Republic brewery in CS brewed it for him. I tried it and it was super!
I love the beer name!! Amazing!
2018-05-16 12:24 PM
I would love the name if it wasn't so blasphemous
Catholic priests are supposed to live a life of modesty, so I guess this put too much attention on himself as an "individual" as opposed to his calling.
Although he clearly states that his calling is most important.
I’m sure you’re right. He also said he set aside one afternoon!
Thanks for sharing about the monks!
I just returned from a Danube/ Rhine tour and toured many churches--I would not say they lived a modest life.
(The Vampire Lestat)
2018-05-11 1:39 PM
Are those herbal elixir spirits popular in the US?
We have a couple here like that. Usually seen as a digestive.
(The Vampire Lestat)
2018-05-11 2:58 PM
I would not say "popular" exactly, but you do run into them from time to time at places with fancy cocktail programs.
2018-05-12 11:27 AM
2018-05-13 5:27 AM
Eww. I read some of the comments section.
2018-05-13 10:23 AM
Articles like these are like big rocks you can lift up to check out all the cockroaches underneath
Reality is that the non-European immigration these days is very diverse. It used to be mainly Moroccan/Turkish before the 90s (although biggest immigration numbers are from bordering European countries) but now it's really all over the place. So that's really a good thing. So the whole " Muslims are taking over" is really a fad.
(I like wool!)
2018-05-16 4:22 PM
I hope they find the recipe! Sorry I missed this before...that's great stuff and cool about your connection to the town.
My bro (HardwoodRunner) has spent a lot of time in Germany in recent years, including a sabbatical for a year in northern Germany which he carried out a mission to try as many local brews in Germany and Belgium as he could, including many monasteries. He's been sold on Belgian style brews since, although I'm sure he'd say that the Monks do it best. I hope that your Monks carry out their mission.
I was at the town carnival last weekend and the priest in the picture was there as well.
One of the tents is the local boy scouts (scouting is mixed here) having a Special beers bar so that's where most adults will hang out (the priest included
Turns out they didn't want to make a big fuzz about it, but apparently a neighbour or something informed the press and that's how the story blew up.Grimbergen
is already a very famous beer, but they aren't brewing it themselves so when word got out that they were working on a micro-brew themselves the press jumped on it.
So, a very good friend of mine who know the priest pretty well (he was also an former boy scout) was talking to him and he managed to get into the "taste committee"
(I like wool!)
2018-05-16 4:43 PM
Can your friend get me and/or hardwoodrunner on the taste committee?!!
Funny how this turned from an internal thing to international.
2018-05-16 12:27 PM
I heard there's a darkness on the edge of town though
it's hard to be a saint in the city
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