Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
St. John Capistrano -- no, nothing about the monastery in California, or Bugs Bunny singing the song about the swallows -- I mean the real St. John Capistrano, Franciscan and Crusader: it's his feast-day today!

The things you don't learn until you get yourself a 1962 Missal! I couldn't find anything about St. John Capistrano in the new Missal. Now why do you suppose that is?