The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You

Posted May 25, 2017 11:04 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You

We have lovely customs in our wonderful Roman Catholic Church, including special blessings on certain feast days, often tied to the changing of the seasons… in Rome, that is.  It’s the Roman Church, after all.
Today, the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, was decorated with the opportunity to bless beans.
In Rome at this time of year the “broad beans” are at their peak.  I was recently in Rome and sated my longing for broad beans with pecorino and cold white wine… the combination of which is a material proof of God’s love.

But I digress…. but not really.
The connection of

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