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Friday, 21 February 2014

A little known fact about the economic impact of the Protestant Reformation

From Father Ray Blake in the UK:

Dr Rock that great nineteenth century Southwark priest, antiquarian and one of the founders of the V & A, makes a point somewhere of the disastrous impact of the Protestant Reformation on bee-keepers. Before the Reformation they were concerned more about the wax than the honey. He tells of great Paschal candles weighing several hundred-weight that that were kept alight from Easter to Ascension, they were so tall that they had to be lit from clerestory.

See the complete story at:

Candles and Candlemass

We like Bees at Companions of Saint Ambrose Melbourne...can you discover why?

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