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Catholic Activity: St. Andrew

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Suggestions for celebrating St. Andrew's feast on November 30.

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The last harvest saint of the liturgical year is St. Andrew, who stands at the very end of the series. If we were to neglect him, I am afraid every Scottish cook would claim I was un-Christian and prejudiced. It is not Saint Andrew I am afraid of, but the liturgical food that goes with him. I admitted that I would be curious enough to try to make a Scotch Haggis when the sheep are slaughtered in the fall, but I can't quite face St. Andrew's special—a singed sheep's head—even though it is a national Scottish dish.

Each animal had its slaughtering day, and each day had its traditional food. All was sanctified and blessed by Christ for His hungry human brothers. There is a gaiety and lightness in this relationship of Christ, His saints and His sinners. We have forgotten the formal language of the ritual and lapse into the brogue of a Galloway grace before meals.

Bless the sheep for David's sake, he herdit sheep himsel'; Bless the fish for Peter's sake, he gruppet fish himsel'; Bless the soo for Satan's sake, he was yince a soo himsel'.

Activity Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999

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