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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

St. John took care of Our Lady from Pentecost until her Assumption, but he was also (still) a young man, and we used to wonder whether he ever hung out too long with his friends, the way young men will do. Hence, a family joke:

"John will be home in time for tea."
-- the Unfounded Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Click here for my annual scriptural take (cribbed from Scott Hahn and Tim Staples) on this feast.